Mike Modano earns another major honor




Longtime Dallas Stars forward Mike Modano has already had his No. 9 jersey retired by the organization, and now they're bestowing another honor on him.

It was announced that a bronze statue of Modano will be erected outside of American Airlines Center on PNC Plaza, and that it will be unveiled on March 16. 

"It's just one of those calls you never expect to get," Modano said when asked about the announcement after it was made public. "It was a great phone call, one that you cherish." 

"I think being out there in that plaza with Dirk means a lot," Modano said. "He's been such a great friend and good guy. When I got called about this a few years ago, I knew it was going to be exciting." 

The statue will be designed by Omri Amrany and Sean Bell at the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany, who happened to design the statue of Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki that Modano's will be sitting nearby.

Modano leads the Stars franchise in games played (1,459), goals scored (557), assisted (802), points (1,359), power play goals (156), short-handed goals (29), game-winning goals (92) and shorts on net (4,194).

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Source: WFAA