Mike Modano has been with the NHL team in Minnesota for 26 years with North Stars moving to Dallas. Modano was named executive adviser by the wild on Thursday.
Modano's mission is Owner Craig Leipold Majka has announced several plans for team sales, business partnerships and community relations efforts. He will start a new role on September 1st. Modano has been discussing for months about joining a franchise.
"We are very grateful for this opportunity and are pleased to support several Minnesota Wild business initiatives with Craig and Matt," Modano said in a team statement. "I have always had a special relationship with this community and I look forward to being reconnected with all the great fans and members of the wild organization that live in Hockey."
– Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) May 23, 2019
North Stars ranked first in the 1988 draft, with 21 seasons, almost the same as the Stars organization, with 561 goals, 813 assists and 1,374 points in 1,499 career games. Modano, a native of Livonia, Michigan, had his last season of 2010-11 in his hometown of Detroit Red Wings.
Modano (age 48) is the first American NHL player to score in the NHL history. He won the Stanley Cup with Star in 1999 and resigned by the franchise in 2014, and he entered the Hockey Hall of Fame (2014) and the American Hockey Hall of Fame (2012).
After retiring, Modano served as Executive Advisor and replaced Stars and Governor from 2013 to 2015.