The Prince Albert Raiders announced today that alumni Mike Modano will be returning to Prince Albert on Friday November 1st for a Raiders home game, followed by serving as the guest speaker at the Kinsmen Sportsman Dinner on November 2nd.
Modano joined the Raiders in 1986 and was the team’s first player to be selected first overall in an NHL Entry Draft when the Minnesota North Stars drafted him in 1988. Through his three-year career with the Green and Gold, the Livonia, Michigan native compiled 294 points in 176 games, the 6th highest total in Raiders franchise history. Modano also sits tied for 6th in goals scored, with 118, and his 176 assists is the 5th among all-time Raiders.
Modano joined the North Stars in 1989 and went on to play 1499 NHL games with the North Stars, Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings. Throughout his 21-year career, the 6’3” centre set multiple NHL records for American-born players including most goals, with 561, most points, with 1374, and most games played by a forward. An eight-time NHL All-Star, Modano also appeared in 176 playoff games, scoring 146 points and a winning the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars in 1999.
Internationally, he represented his country in two World Junior Championships, three World Hockey Championships and World Cup’s as well as three appearances at the Olympics, winning a silver medal in 2002. USA Hockey honoured Modano’s illustrious career when he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.