DALLAS-- Thursday was a big day for the Dallas Stars. Not only did the club announce a number of initiatives to commemorate the franchise's 20th season in the Lone Star State, but the organization also announced the addition of three familiar names to the front office in a variety of roles.
Former Star Mike Modano, who retired from the game prior to last season, will re-join the same organization that drafted him and where he played all but one season of his illustrious NHL career as an Executive Advisor and Alternate Governor, a position where the future Hall of Famer will work closely with team president Jim Lites and the club's ownership group.
"He's the Wayne Gretzky of Dallas. He's the Wayne Gretzky of US Hockey. I'm just so elated that Mike's coming on board," Stars owner Tom Gaglardi said. "I don't think that we can be successful in this market without Mike being part of it. I know he's going to provide a lot of help to us."
Modano kept a fairly low profile last year, ...