Mike Modano Will Make Retirement Decision Within Weeks

Mike Modano, the leading American-born scorer in NHL history, said he plans to make a decision about his retirement within "two or three" weeks, according to ESPN. The 41-year-old has scored 1,374 points, including 561 goals in 1,499 career games over 21 seasons. Since being the No. 1 pick in 1988 draft, he has registered more goals, assists and points than any other American and has more games played than any other American-born forward.

While playing for the Detroit Red Wings last season, after spending the first 20 years of his career with the Minnesota North Stars and the Dallas Stars, Modano battled a wrist injury that limited him to just 40 games. As a result, he had a career low four goals and 11 assists.

Modano, a surefire Hall of Famer, has been on a steady decline since the 2007-08 season when he registered just 57 points in 82 games. In subsequent seasons, his production has fallen to 46, 30 and 15 points. 

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