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Modano Earns Hockey Hall of Fame Nod

06/23/2014, 3:30pm MDT
By NHL.com

Mike Modano joined Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg and Dominik Hasek as members of the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2014, it was announced Monday.

With a professional career that spanned over 21 NHL seasons, Modano is the league's all-time goal-scoring and points leader among American-born players with 561 goals and 1,374 points. Modano also holds records for the most NHL playoff points (145) by an American-born player and games played (1,499) by an American-born forward. Additionally, Modano holds Dallas Stars franchise records for most games played (1,459), goals (557), assists (802) and points (1,359).

Voted in as builders were former NHL coach Pat Burns and former NHL referee Bill McCreary.

The inductees will be honored at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Nov. 10, along with USA Today hockey reporter Kevin Allen, the winner of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism, and Chicago Blackhawks play-by-play announcer Pat Foley, who received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for broadcasting.

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