Played in 82 games in an 82-game schedule for the first time in his career…Led Dallas in takeaways (86) and was fourth in goals (21), assists (36), and points (57)…Tallied a franchise-best 16th 20-goal season...Became the all-time American points leader with two goals on Nov. 7 at San Jose. His second goal was a shorthanded tally that pushed him past Phil Housley for the all-time lead at 1,233 points…Had 15 multi-point games, including a three-assist effort at Chicago on Jan. 9…Appeared in 18 playoff games, ranking second in goals (5) and fourth in points (12). Had three game-winning goals in the playoffs, leading the Stars. Appeared in the Conference Finals for the fifth time in his career.
The highest-scoring American player in NHL history, Modano holds the mark for most goals and most points by a U.S.-born player…Entering the 2008-09 season, ranks among all-time leaders in NHL history: goals – 29th, assists – 37th, points – 31st, games – 42nd; Ranks among active NHL players: goals – 2nd (Joe Sakic), assists – 4th (Sakic, Mark Recchi, Chris Chelios), points – 3rd (Sakic, Recchi), games – 6th (Chelios, Recchi, Sakic, Rod Brind’Amour, Roenick)…Is the Stars’ all-time leader in games, goals, assists, points, game-winning goals (86), power play goals (149), and short-handed goals (29)…Has played in three Olympics for Team USA (1998, 2002, 2006), as well as the 1996 World Cup in which the USA won the title over Canada…Has played in the NHL All-Star Game six times (’93, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’03, ’04)…Won the Stanley Cup with Dallas in 1999...Has topped 20+ goals in 16 different seasons, including nine campaigns with 30+ goals (had a career-high of 50 in 1993-94)…Has 12 seasons of 70+ points, including eight campaigns with 80+ points (Had career-highs of 93 points in both 1992-93 & 1993-94)…Was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in March, 2008. 2006-07: posted 22 goals and 43 points in just 59 games and would have produced 31 goals and 60 points on that pace in an 82-game season…Ranked first on the team in game-winners (7), plus-minus (+9) and second in goals (22)...Became the 42nd player in NHL history to collect 1,200 career points on Nov. 24 vs. Los Angeles...Became the 39th player in NHL history with 500 goals on Mar. 13 vs. Philadelphia...Notched two goals on Mar. 17 at Nashville and became the all-time U.S. born goals leader (passing Joe Mullen who had 502 goals...Appeared in his 1,100th career NHL game on Apr. 2 at Minnesota...Tied for the tournament lead during the 2004 World Cup in assists (6) and ranked tied for third in points (6)In 2002-03, was a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy (Sportsmanship and Performance)...His 57 assists were the most since coming to Dallas and the second most of his career (60 in 92-93)...Finished with the third highest point total of his career (85)...Was the second U.S. born player to record 400 goals and 600 assists over his career (Jeremy Roenick)...Was tied for fourth in the NHL in assists (57), tied for sixth in plus/minus (+34), seventh in power play assists (26), tied for 10th in points (85) and tied for 15th in game-winning goals (6)...Marked the 10th time in 12 years he led the Stars in scoring...Became the 64th player (and fifth American) to score 1,000 career NHL points with an assist on Nov. 15 vs. Colorado...Was only the 31st player to score 1,000 with one club and just the 26th to do it from the start of a career with one team...Collected two assists, his first one passing Neal Broten for first on the all-time Stars assists list, on Jan. 22 vs. Columbus...Surpassed Broten on Jan. 24 vs. Tampa Bay for the all-time franchise games played record (993 games)...Collected a goal and his 600th career NHL assist on Feb. 5 vs. St. Louis...In his 1,000th career NHL game on Feb. 11 vs. Carolina, collected his 40th assist of the season and became the 32nd player in NHL history to play his first 1,000 games with one team and just the second American-born player to accomplish the feat (Brian Leetch, NYR)...Appeared in all 12 playoff games with the Stars, finishing tied for fourth in the NHL in assists (10) and sixth in points (15)...In 2001-02, was the third American born player to post at least nine 30-goal seasons (Joe Mullen and Pat LaFontaine)...Was tied for ninth in the NHL in points (77) and tied for 15th in goals (34)...Led the team in points, goals, assists (43), game-winning goals (5), shots (219), tied for first in shorthanded goals (2), second in power play points (24), second in plus/minus (+14) and tied for second in power play assists (18)...Played in his 900th career NHL game on Dec. 22 at Columbus...Registered his 400th career NHL goal on Jan. 2 vs. Atlanta, becoming the fourth U.S. born player and the 67th player in NHL history to accomplish the feat...Collected three straight multi-goal games (6-0-6), Jan. 9-13, for the first time in his career and the fourth time in franchise-history...Tied a career-high with four assists (1-4-5) and registered at least five points in a game for the third time in his career on Feb. 10 at Anaheim...Netted his 25th career shorthanded goal on Mar. 2 at Colorado, breaking Neal Brotens franchise-record for career shorthanded tallies...In 2000-01, was the fourth American born player to post at least eight 30-goal seasons (Joe Mullen, Pat LaFontaine and Tony Amonte)...Was tied for 10th in the NHL in shorthanded goals (3), 12th in plus/minus (+26), tied for 13th in assists (51) and game-winning goals (7) and 14th in points (84)...Appeared in his 800th career NHL game on Nov. 3 at Phoenix...Recorded one goal and two assists on Feb. 14 vs. Los Angeles and surpassed Neal Broten as the franchise leader in points (Broten, 867)...His second assist on Feb. 14 was his 500th career NHL helper...During th playoffs, finished first on the team in playoff power play goals (2), tied for first in points (7), tied for second in goals (3) and third in assists (4)...In 1999-00, was named to the Second Team of the post-season NHL All-Star Team, the first player in franchise history to be so honored...Was tied for first in the NHL in game-tying goals (3), tied for second in shorthanded assists (4), fifth in shooting percentage (20.2%), seventh in game-winning goals (8), eighth in goals (38), tied for eighth in points (81), and tied for eighth in shorthanded points (5)...Ranked second in the league in scoring and tied for second in goals from Jan. 20-the end of the season (22-24-46), a span of 35 games...Had a career-high 11-game point streak (7-11-18), Feb. 23-Mar. 15...Became the franchise-leader in goals scored by recording his 343rd career tally on Mar. 10 vs. the New York Islanders...Finished tied for first in NHL playoff assists (13), tied for first in power play goals (4), second in goals (10) and second in points (23)...Led the team in playoff power play goals, tied for first in assists and was second in goals and points...Became the first player since Sergei Fedorov (1995-98) to record back-to-back 20-point playoff years...Had a career-high eight-game playoff point streak (6-4-10), Apr. 13-May 5, which tied for the longest streak of the playoffs...Tallied his 36th career playoff goal in Game Two vs. San Jose, passing Steve Payne for first on the franchise all-time playoff goals scored list...Recorded his 100th career playoff point on his second assist in Game Two at New Jersey...Passed Neal Broten for playoff games played (116) in Game Four vs. New Jersey...Scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime in Game Five at New Jersey, playing a game-high 60 shifts with a team-high 43:37 minutes of ice time...In 1998-99, set a career-high and tied for first in Stars history for most hat tricks in one season (3)He was tied for fourth in the NHL in shorthanded goals (4), was tied for sixth in shorthanded points (5), was tied for seventh in game-winning goals (7) and was 13th in points (81)Recorded his fifth career hat trick and finished +4 on Dec. 23 at TorontoRecorded his sixth career hat trick, and second of the season, on Feb. 19 vs. ChicagoRecorded his 300th career NHL goal, the game-winner, on Feb. 23 at Nashville after posting his third hat trick of the season and seventh of his career...Finished second in NHL playoff scoring with 23 points and led the NHL in playoff assists (18)Led all players with seven points in the Stanley Cup Finals (0-7-7)Suffered a broken wrist late in Game Two of the Finals, but returned for Game Three and the remainder of the seriesAssisted on both goals in Game Six, playing 61 shifts with 46:12 of ice time in the Cup-clincher...In 1997-98, was first on the team in plus/minus (+25) and shorthanded goals (5), second in assists (38) and points (59), third in shots (191), tied for fourth in power play goals (7) and was fifth in goals (21)...Recorded his fourth career hat trick, and added an assist, on Oct. 10 vs. Chicago with his second goal good for the 600th point of his NHL career...Led the Stars in points (14) and assists (10) in the 1998 Playoffs and tied for the team lead in goals (4)...Set a career playoff high with three assists in Game One of the Semifinals vs. Edmonton...In 1996-97, led the Stars in goals (35), assists (48), points (83), PPG (9), SHG (5), GWG (9), and plus/minus (+43)...Finished second in the NHL in plus/minus, T2nd in SHG and GWG and 16th in scoring...Was named to the Western Conference All-Star Team, but did not play due to a strained knee...In 1995-96, he led the Stars in goals (36), assists (45), points (81) and shots (320)...Collected four points on Jan. 5 vs. Winnipeg (1-3-4) and Jan. 26 at Calgary (2-2-4)...Fired home a career-high four goals on Feb. 16 vs. Edmonton, his third career hat trick...Scored his 200th NHL goal on Dec. 29 vs. Detroit and his 500th NHL point on Mar. 20 vs. St. Louis with a goal...In 1994-95, netted four shorthanded goals, tying for 10th in the NHL...Underwent surgery on Apr. 11, 1995 to repair two ruptured tendons in his left ankle suffered on Apr. 4...Did not play in the final 14 games of the 94-95 season and the playoffs...Had a career night Feb. 1 against Anaheim, setting personal highs in assists in one game (4) and points in a game (6)...The six-point game tied for the most points in a game by an NHL player in 94-95...In 1993-94, scored 50 goals to pace the club, the most ever by a Stars center...Collected his second career hat trick at San Jose on Feb. 21...Matched season-high with three assists vs. L.A. on Nov. 21 (including 200th of career) and vs. San Jose on Nov. 11...Missed making second straight All-Star Game appearance due to the injury...Led the Stars in goals and points in the playoffs with 7-3-10 in nine games...In 1992-93, led the team in points (93) and assists (60), setting career-highs in both...Led the Stars in points (77) in 1991-92 and was second in goals (33) and assists (44)...Eight GWG tied for fourth in the NHL...Finished third on the Stars in goals (28) in 1990-91...Represented USA in the 1991 Canada Cup and in the 1990 World Cup Tournament...Named The Hockey News Rookie of the Year in 1989-90...Was runner-up in the Calder Trophy voting, finishing second in NHL rookie scoring (29-46-75)...Turned in the third-best season ever by a Stars rookie with 75 points in 80 games...Scored his first career hat trick on March 17, 1990, at Pittsburgh...Played two playoff games for the Stars in 1988-89, joining the club upon completion of his season in junior hockey.
Became the third No. 1 overall pick by the Stars in 1988...Played three seasons for Prince Albert (WHL)...Had 127 points in 65 games in 1987-88 and was selected to play in the WHL All-Star Game....Managed to lead the Raiders in scoring that year despite missing 25 games to the injury...Played on the 1988 U.S. Jr. National Team.
Hometown:Westland, MI...Single...Hobbies: golf and travelling...Was awarded the NHLGood Guy Award from the Sporting News in 2004...In the summer of 2000, he established the Mike Modano Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money to improve the quality of life and assist underprivileged children in the Dallas area...A few of his favorites:NHLCity - New York, Movie - Shawshank Redemption, Food - Italian, Television show - C.S.I...Lists his first car as a dark green 76 Chevy Impala.