He will go down as arguably the greatest American-born player of all time and has a shot to be a first ballot Hall of Famer.
"Mo" gave Dallas Stars fans over 557 chances to get out of their seats and cheer (four for Red Wing fans), was a seven-time All-Star and was instrumental in bringing Dallas their first Stanley Cup in 1999.
When he was selected first overall in the 1988 NHL Draft by the Minnesota North Stars, ownership, teammates and fans expected Modano to be the future superstar of the franchise for years to come and he didn't let them down.
Modano was one of the most graceful skaters to grace an NHL rink, owned one of the sweetest snap shots in league history and was always one of the most widely respected and well-liked players across the league.
So with this in mind, we take a look at the top five moments in Mike Modano's career.