Mike Modano took to social media (Facebook) to announce his retirement as an NHL player.

Spector’s note: Modano retires after 21 NHL season, 20 of which were spent with the Stars, first in Minnesota with the North Stars, then following them to Dallas in their relocation in 1993. He finishes with 561 goals and 1,374 points in the regular season, and 58 goals and 146 points in 176 playoff games. He scored twenty or more goals 16 times, and holds the records for most goals and points (regular season and playoffs) by an American-born player. He also holds the team records for career games, goals, assists and points with the Stars. He was also a driving force in that club’s sole Stanley Cup championship in 1999. Modano is a shoo-in for the Hockey Hall of Fame.