The name Mike Modano is not only a household name in all of hockey, he is a living legend in the United States hockey world. To take it one step further, Modano is arguably the best player to suit up in the Minnesota franchise’s history if you count both the North Stars era and the Wild.
Sure it was only four years that Modano dazzled the North Stars fans before packing up and heading to sunny, warm Texas when the team relocated to Dallas. But no one has ever forgotten what he did during his time in Minnesota and more importantly his career for both American hockey and in the Dallas area.
Modano has since retired from the game that he loves so much and because of that passion he now has a new career and challenge in front of him. This past summer, Modano joined forces with his former teammates Ed Belfour, Richard Matvichuk and Craig Ludwig to become a minority owner in the Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League and affiliate to the Dallas Stars.
But there is much more than just hockey that makes Mike Modano tick. As Missy the editor at our Fansided Dallas Stars site – Blackout Dallas found out when she interviewed Modano, he has taken to helping neglected and abandoned children. A side that you don’t normally see when we were used to seeing him flash up and down the ice at high speeds while ice chips were left behind.
Missy’s interview also eludes on Modano’s hockey background and touches on his thoughts as an owner. He even compares his playing days to his ownership role and how he still feels the pressure, but on a lesser scale.
He truly cares about the game of hockey in the United States and more specifically the Texas area. He wants the sport to succeed and he’s willing to do what he can to ensure that. But he’s also a kind and caring human being, exemplifying traits that have some calling him an American hero.
Be sure to check out the entire interview over at Blackout Dallas.