Mike Modano makes retirement official

Updated: September 23, 2011, 10:24 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- As Mike Modano took one last look at his written remarks before going on stage for his retirement news conference Friday afternoon at the Ritz-Carlton, he knew he was going to have trouble holding back tears.

Modano sat on stage by himself as Stars play-by-play announcer Ralph Strangis read off a litany of impressive numbers.

Then a video played, including footage from Modano's early years and an interview following his selection by the Minnesota North Stars as the ...

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