Red Wings general manager Ken Holland today announced the club has agreed to terms with center Mike Modano on a one-year contract. In accordance with team policy, additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Modano, 40, is the highest scoring American-born player in National Hockey League history with 1,359 points and will be entering his 21st season. He currently ranks in the top five among active NHL players in 10 separate categories: games played (1,459), goals (557), assists (802), points (1,359), power-play goals (156), shorthanded goals (29), game-winning goals (92), overtime goals (9), and shots on goal (4,194).
Born in Livonia, Michigan, Modano grew-up playing in the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey Association and was the first overall pick in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars.
Mike Modano: the newest member of the Wings.