The contract will list $999,999 in honor of the No. 9 he wore, but he won't be paid and instead will send his retirement paperwork to the NHL. He retires as the NHL's all-time leading scorer among American-born players in goals (561) and points (1,374). Modano was the first overall pick of the 1988 draft by the Minnesota North Stars, and the flashy center was the face of the franchise when the team moved to Dallas in 1993. Modano led the team win its only Stanley Cup.
He finishes with 561 goals and 1,374 points, leading U.S.-born players in the league, over 20 seasons with the Dallas-Minnesota franchise and one season with his hometown Detroit Red Wings. The North Stars selected the native of Livonia, Mich., No. 1 overall in 1988. Following the franchise's move to Dallas, he helped the Stars hoist the Stanley Cup in 1999.
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