Mike Modano to Retire a Dallas Star As Club Signs Him to a One-Day Farewell Contract
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|Mike Modano and Willa Ford upon No. 9's departure from Dallas last year|
Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that the NHL club will sign center Mike Modano to an official NHL contract, giving him the opportunity to officially retire as a Dallas Star. Modano will sign the contract at Friday's press conference. Afterwards, he will send in his retirement paperwork to the National Hockey League.
The amount listed on the contract will be $999,999 in honor of his No. 9.
"This is a special day for all of us," said Nieuwendyk. "Mike Modano will always be the face of this franchise. He means so much to our organization and all of our fans. We wanted to give him the opportunity to retire as a Dallas Star. Mike has given his heart and soul to this game for over 30 years. On behalf of the entire organization and the National Hockey League, we would like to thank him for his dedication."