The rewards for an exemplary career just keep coming for former Dallas Stars great Mike Modano.
Modano will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday in Toronto. The ceremony will be held at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Brookfield Place at 7:30 p.m.
Joining him in the Class of 2014 will be players Dominik Hasek, Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake, along with former referee Bill McCreary and the late Pat Burns, who will be enshrined posthumously as a coach in the builder category.
Kevin Allen will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism and Pat Foley will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
A Stanley Cup champion in 1999 with the Dallas Stars, Modano is the greatest American-born player in NHL history. He set NHL records of 561 goals and 1,374 points. He was an eight-time All-Star and a silver medal winner for Team USA in the 2002 Olympic Games.
The Stars retired Modano’s No. 9 jersey in March. It was only the fourth jersey number retired in the history of the franchise. The others are Neal Broten (7), Bill Goldsworthy (8) and Bill Masterton (19).
Modano also will be recognized for his Hall of Fame honor before the Stars’ game against Los Angeles on Saturday at American Airlines Center.
MIKE MODANO’S CAREER