ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Many Minnesota hockey fans still feel jilted by the Dallas Stars, but on Thursday they cheered for a Star they still consider one of their own.
Dallas forward Mike Modano was greeted with a standing ovation by the sellout crowd before the Minnesota Wild game with the Stars. In a ceremony at center ice, the Wild honored Modano for his contributions to American hockey, presenting him with a painting of the Minnesota North Stars playing in the 1991 Stanley Cup finals.
``He's the best pick we ever made - best hockey player to ever skate for the North Stars,'' former North Stars general manager Lou Nanne said. ``Mike is a complete player and a leader in every way.''
Modano was picked first overall by the North Stars in the 1988 NHL draft and played four seasons in Minnesota before the team moved to Dallas at the end of the 1992-93 season.
er points.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail 2018 Stanley Cup Finals Odds Following back-to-back titles, are the Penguins favored to repeat as 2018 Stanley Cup champions as well?
Thumbnail Penguins vs. Predators Game 6 Pick Can the Pittsburgh Penguins claim the Stanley Cup tonight when they go on the road to face the Nashville Predators in Game 6...
Thumbnail Predators vs. Penguins Game 5 Pick Which team will take the crucial Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Nashville Predators tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 Pick Can the Nashville Predators even up the Stanley Cup Finals when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4...
Thumbnail Stanley Cup Final Game 3 Pick With the series on the move, can the Nashville Predators get on the board in the Stanley Cup Final when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3...

NHL Team Pages