NHL Network, NHL.com go live to Dallas for Modano retirement

by NHL.com
Mike Modano, the highest-scoring U.S.-born player in NHL history, is holding a press conference at 2 p.m. ET Friday to officially announce his retirement from the National Hockey League. NHL Network and NHL.com will be on hand for complete coverage, plus celebrate Modano's 21-season career with a special "American Icon" progam debuting Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.

Coverage begins today with a live broadcast of Modano’s retirement press conference at 2 p.m. ET on NHL Network that will be streamed live on NHL.com and Dallasstars.com. Check out NHL.com for a full package of stories and video.

On Saturday at 6 p.m. ET, NHL Network will air a special tribute to the life and career of the NHL's most prolific American-born player titled "Mike Modano: American Icon." It depicts Modano’s emergence as the face of a franchise and chronicles his evolution as a player – from childhood through becoming the first overall draft pick in 1988 by Minnesota to the Stars’ relocation in 1993 through his final game in a Dallas Stars uniform in 2010. Family, friends and former teammates share their thoughts about Modano, his contribution to the game and how he'll be remembered.