Mike Modano and Jeremy Roenick will be on opposing teams one more time at the 2016 NHL Stadium Series Alumni Game on Feb. 20 at TCF Bank Stadium.
Modano, the top U.S.-born scorer in NHL history, will lead a team of Minnesota Wild/Minnesota North Stars alumni. Roenick, third among U.S.-born NHL players in goals and points, will be part of a team of Chicago Blackhawks alumni.
The alumni game will be played one day before the Chicago Blackhawks play the Minnesota Wild in a 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game. The full rosters can be found here.
Modano and Roenick have been teammates and opponents throughout their hockey careers. They were first-round picks in the 1988 NHL Draft, and were teammates on numerous United States tournament teams, including the 1998 and 2002 Olympics.
Drafted by the North Stars with the first pick of the 1988 draft, Modano played his first four NHL seasons in Minnesota before the franchise moved to Dallas. In 317 games with the North Stars, he had 123 goals and 309 points.
Among those joining Modano on the North Stars/Wild roster will be forward Dino Ciccarelli, who played his first nine NHL seasons with the North Stars. His 332 goals are second among North Stars players, and his 651 points are third.
Also on the roster are four members of the first Wild team in 2000-01: Wes Walz, Darby Hendrickson, Antti Laaksonen and Brad Bombardir. Walz, Bombardir and Hendrickson were captains in the first season.
Roenick was picked by the Blackhawks with the eighth pick of the 1988 draft and spent his first eight seasons with them. He led the Blackhawks to the 1992 Stanley Cup Final and from 1990-94 scored at least 40 goals. His 267 goals are seventh on the Blackhawks, and his 596 points are eighth.
Among those joining Roenick on the Blackhawks alumni team are Denis Savard and Chris Chelios.
Savard was taken by the Blackhawks with the third pick of the 1980 draft. He spent his first 10 seasons with them and later returned to the Blackhawks for his final three seasons. He had 377 goals and 1,096 points in 881 games for the Blackhawks. He's fourth among Blackhawks players in goals and third in points.
On June 29, 1990, the Blackhawks traded Savard to the Montreal Canadiens for Chelios. He spent nine seasons with the Blackhawks and helped them reach the Stanley Cup Final in 1992. He won the Norris Trophy twice with the Blackhawks, in 1993 and 1996.
Lou Nanne, Mike Ramsey and Tom Reid will coach the North Stars/Wild team; Tony Esposito and Pat Foley will coach the Blackhawks.