The Dallas Stars will recognize 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame Honored Member Mike Modano prior to Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Kings in a special pre-game ceremony presented by Haggar Clothing Co. beginning at 7 p.m. The on-ice recognition of honor Modano will include Ed Belfour, Brett Hull and Joe Nieuwendyk, the only other players in Dallas Stars franchise history to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
"After being inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night, we're thrilled to have the opportunity to honor Mike's tremendous achievement in front of the fans who watched him play throughout his NHL career," Dallas Stars Owner Tom Gaglardi said. "Mike is the greatest American-born player in NHL history and his career achievements are a testament to his unique talent and ability on the ice."
Modano played 21 seasons in the NHL and is the all-time Stars franchise leader in nearly every category, including games played (1,459), goals (557), assists (802), points (1,359), short-handed goals (29), game-winning goals (92) and power play tallies (156). A seven-time NHL All-Star and United States Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Modano is also the American record holder in goals (561) and points (1,374), ranking 23rd all-time among all NHL players in points. On March 8, 2014, Modano's iconic No. 9 was retired, joining Neal Broten (No. 7), Bill Goldswothy (No. 8) and Bill Masterton (No. 19) as the only players in Stars franchise history to have their number retired by the organization.
The first 15,000 fans on Saturday night will receive a Mike Modano Hockey Hall of Fame Poster. Limited tickets to Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Kings are still available by visiting DallasStars.com or calling 214-GO-STARS.
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Ed Belfour played 17 seasons in the NHL and ranks third all-time amongst NHL goaltenders with 484 wins. The two-time Vezina Trophy winner spent five seasons with Dallas Stars organization, winning two Western Conference titles and the 1999 Stanley Cup. The native of Carman, Manitoba appeared in six NHL All-Star Games, won the William Jennings Trophy (awarded to the team with the fewest goals against during the regular season) on four occasions and captured an Olympic Gold Medal with Team Canada in 2002. Belfour played 307 contests for Dallas, posting a .910 save percentage and a 2.19 goals against average. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.
Brett Hull played 20 seasons in the NHL and ranks third all-time in League history in goals with 741, trailing only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. He spent three seasons in a Dallas Stars uniform, scoring the game-winning goal in the third overtime of Game Six in the 1999 Stanley Cup Final to help capture the first championship in franchise history. The native of Belleville, Ontario was selected eight times as an NHL All-Star and won both the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award during the 1990-91 campaign. Hull appeared in 218 games with Dallas, recording 196 points (95-101=196). He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009. Joe Nieuwendyk
skated for 20 seasons in the NHL and is one of only ten players to in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup with three different teams (Calgary, Dallas and New Jersey). The native of Oshawa, Ontario appeared in a Dallas Stars uniform for seven seasons and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the 1999 Stanley Cup Playoffs. During his NHL career, Nieuwendyk captured the Calder Memorial Trophy, the King Clancy Memorial Trophy and was selected to four All-Star Games. He appeared in 442 games with the Stars and recorded 340 points (178-162=340). Nieuwendyk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.