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Video: Stars retire Mike Modano’s jersey

Mar 8, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars retired Mike Modano’s No. 9 on Saturday, continuing a nostalgia-tinged few days that also included ceremonies for Nicklas Lidstrom in Detroit and Modano’s former teammate Joe Nieuwendyk in Calgary. Fittingly, Modano’s Stars played against the team located in the city that drafted him, as they faced the Minnesota Wild.*

Here’s video of a ceremony that celebrated one of the greatest U.S.-born players in hockey history:

* – You can’t say these were the only cities where Modano played, however, as his career ended with the Detroit Red Wings. The less said about that, the better.

  1. govtminion - Mar 8, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Nah, Modano never played in Detroit. It’s unthinkable, never happened. I’m sure of it.

    (I’ve mentally blocked that it ever happened, work with me here- it’s a lot easier that way to just pretend it wasn’t real, and that he retired before that last season in Detroit. I’m sure HE does that too.)

  2. qauzaq - Mar 8, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    That was a sick presentation. I got chills.

  3. hardkor07mn - Mar 8, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    I remember being a kid cheering for the north stars. Madano was a great player and role model. I wish him and his family nothing but the best!
    Thanks for the wonderful memories #9

    • greatmiamisportsmind - Mar 8, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      It’s really too bad Modano’s #9 is being hung in American Airlines Center (or whatever it’s called) instead of a brand new Xcel Energy Center (not that it wasn’t new, but you get what I am saying), as part of the Minnesota (North) Stars (don’t forget the last 2 season in Minnesota, they dropped the North. SMH should have seen it coming…

      • einjzmolf - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:21 PM

        The Minnesota Wild can retire his number all they want, but he never played for that organization. He played for the North Stars which became the Stars. Why would an organization retire a number for a player that never played for them?

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 9, 2014 at 12:46 AM

        Um, einjzmolf, I do believe Hard’s point is that he and many others were saddened by the North Stars leaving home and moving to Texas.

      • greatmiamisportsmind - Mar 15, 2014 at 2:43 AM

        thank you, nothanks, your correct…….

  4. mnwildfan15 - Mar 8, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    NORM GREEN STILL SUCKS!!!

  5. hardkor07mn - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Pretty sure if still like to kick Norm Green in the berries

  6. charlieconway96 - Mar 9, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    I was in a movie with Mike Modano once.

    • greatmiamisportsmind - Mar 9, 2014 at 8:43 AM

      Haha

  7. stixzidinia - Mar 9, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Mike Modano was a class act all the way. Congrats to him and best wishes in his future endeavors.

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