At 7, Mike Modano's father taught him to ice skate. At 9, he played on a Detroit Red Wings team in a pee-wee tournament in Quebec. At 14 (2-3 years younger than teammates) with Detroit Little Caesar's Triple AAA Hockey Club, he scored 50 goals and 50 assists and won the USA Hockey National Championship in 1985. At 16, he joined the Western Hockey League team and was part of the WHL All-Star Team by his second year. At 18, the Minnesota North Stars selected him as the first overall draft pick in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. The North Stars moved to, and became, the Dallas Stars. In 1996-97, Modano led the Stars to the Central Division title. In the 1998 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Stars reached the Western Finals. In 1999, Modano won the Stanley Cup with the Stars. In the 2000 finals, against the New Jersey Devils, Modano scored the overtime goal in game 5 for a Stars victory. In 2003, he recorded over 1,000 NHL points and became captain of the Stars. On Mar 13, 2007, Modano scored his 500th career regular-season goal. He is only the 14th goal scorer to score 500 goals with a single team and the 39th player to reach 500 goals overall. On Mar 17, 2007, he scored his 502nd and 503rd career regular-season goals in a 3-2 loss, thus passing Joe Mullen's NHL record (502) for most goals scored by an American-born player. He also holds the NHL all-time record for most points scored by a U.S.-born Player, and received a congratulatory phone call from Air Force One ... U.S. President George W. Bush. In 2010, he signed a one-year contract with the Red Wings. On Sep 23, 2011, after 21 seasons in the NHL, Modano announced his retirement. In Jan 2013, Modano became an alternate governor and executive advisor for the Stars' office. On Sep 1, 2013, he married Allison Micheletti who is expecting twins in July 2014. Mike Modano Foundation, Inc. supports and funds organizations for assisting families affected by child abuse, acts with canine rescue, as well as the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Delight the die-hard hockey fan in your life with this NHL(r) team black wood mini stick from Inglasco(r). The officially licensed stick features a durable wood construction and is boldly emblazoned with the team colors and logo. The 22" stick also boasts a "retro look."