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Modano's career comes full-circle

Veteran returns to where his hockey career began

Friday, 08.6.2010 / 3:45 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
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Modano\'s career comes full-circle
DETROIT – Mike Modano’s hockey career came full-circle on Friday when the Red Wings introduced him at a press conference at Joe Louis Arena.

Modano, who grew-up in suburban Detroit, and first played for the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey Association when he was nine-years-old, is back with Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, who founded the youth organization in 1979.

During Friday’s press conference in the Olympia Club, Ilitch credited the new Red Wing center for getting him his first hockey championship when Modano’s Little Caesars team won a national midget tournament in Rhode Island in 1985. Since then Ilitch has won four Stanley Cup championships with the Red Wings.

“I had him as an amateur, that was great,” Ilitch said. “He won me my first midget national championship and we went nuts. I mean in all of America … we were the best.”

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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