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Mike Modano announces retirement

Updated: September 22, 2011, 3:21 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Former Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings forward Mike Modano, the NHL's all-time points leader among U.S.-born players, officially announced his retirement Wednesday.

The 41-year-old decided it was time to end his playing career after 21 years in the NHL, making the announcement on his Facebook page Wednesday, saying: "I've come to the decision that it's time to retire as a player from the NHL."

Modano confirmed the retirement to ESPNDallas.com shortly after that.

"I ...

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