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Born Michael Thomas Modano Jr. on the 7th June 1970 in Livonia, Michigan USA, Mike is a retired professional ice hockey player who spent 21 season in the NHL, playing for the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars (1989-2010), and Detroit Red Wings (2010-2011).
Have you ever wondered how rich Mike Moadano is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Modano’s net worth is as high as $50 million, an amount earned largely through his successful career as a hockey player, during which he won the Stanley Cup in 1999, and appeared in eight All-Star games, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2009.
Mike Modano Net Worth $50 Million
Mike is the third child born to Michael, Sr. and his wife, Karen Modano. While in elementary school, Mike was mischievous, and because of his behavior his father enrolled him to ice skating classes, to ease his temperament. Eventually, he joined a local hockey team, and when he was nine, took part in a pee-wee tournament in Quebec as part of the Detroit Red Wings team. Mike started his minor-hockey career with the Detroit Little Caesar’s Triple AAA Hockey Club, and as a result, whole family moved to Westland. Mike debuted in the Midget Major team as a fourteen year old, while his teammates were two to three years older than him. 1985 was the crucial year in his early career, as he scored 50 goals with 50 assists to lead his team to the USA Hockey National Championship that year. The following year, he joined Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League (WHL), and played for the team the next three seasons, becoming one of the best players in the history of the team. In 1988 he entered the NHL Entry Draft and was selected as the first overall pick by the Minnesota North Stars, but played one more season for the Raiders due to problems with his rookie contract.
Nevertheless, he joined his NHL team for the 1989-1990 season, and played in 80 games, scoring 29 goals with 46 assists. His performance was enough for him to be selected for the NHL All-Rookie Team, while he was also in consideration for the Calder Memorial Trophy, but lost to Sergei Makarov. Mike continued with his good form, and although it wasn’t enough to please the fans, for the front office it was, as he received a new contract, which would earn him $2 million per year, becoming the highest-paid player of the team.
For 1993-1994, the North Stars moved franchise to Dallas, becoming the Dallas Stars. In the first season in the new atmosphere, Mike had his best season in the NHL, scoring 50 goals and having 43 assists in 76 games. He played for the stars until 2010, and in 1999 won the Stanley Cup, while also becoming the holder of several Dallas Stars franchise records, including for most games played, with 1459 and most goals scored – 557, among many others. His net worth also increased to a large degree, thanks to his contracts over the years.
In 2010 he signed with the Detroit Red Wings, and played in 40 games, without any major contribution, before he signed a one-day contract with the Dallas Stars, in order to retire as their player.
Regarding his personal life, Mike has been married to Allison Micheletti since 2013; the couple has twins together. Previously, he was married to Willa Ford from 2007 until 2012.
Having amassed such wealth and popularity, he decided to use his influence in charity, and started the Mike Modano Foundation, Inc., which is focused on raising awareness on charities that deal with children and family members that suffered abuse, but has also collaborated with the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Michael Thomas Modano Jr Quick Facts
|Birth date:||June 7, 1970|
|Birth place:||Livonia, Michigan, United States|
|Profession:||Ice hockey player|
|Spouse:||Allison Micheletti (m. 2013), Willa Ford (m. 2007–2012)|
|Parents:||Michael Modano, Sr., Karen Modano|
Michael Thomas Modano Jr Interesting Facts
|1||Currenty plays center for the Dallas Stars (NHL). Has played for the team since 1989. The team moved to Dallas in 1993, where Modano currently plays.|
|2||Signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings worth $1.25 million. [August 2010]|
|3||Engaged to singer Willa Ford as of Thanksgiving day 2006. [November 2006]|
|4||Skated for the Prince Albert (Saskatchawan) Raiders of the Western Hockey League from 1986-89|
|5||Led Stars to the 1999 Stanley Cup Championship.|
|6||Assisted on Brett Hull's controversial 'no-goal' that won the Stars the Stanley Cup against Buffalo in 1999.|
|7||Led playoffs in scoring in 2000 and was second in playoff scoring in 1999|
|8||Member of the 1998 and 2002 Team USA Olympic team|
|9||Stars all time points and goals leader|
|10||Mike Modano, drafted in 1988, became only the second American-born player ever to be choosen first overall in the NHL entry draft. Brian Lawton, drafted in 1983, was the first.|
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Michael Thomas Modano Jr Filmography
|The Playoff Beard Follies||2012||TV Series|
|The Mighty Ducks||1992||Northstar Player #2|
|Training for Tahoe: Brian and His Famous Fans||2011||TV Movie||Himself|
|Hockey Night in Canada||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|Wheel of Fortune||2002||TV Series||Himself|
|Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games||2002||TV Mini-Series||Himself|
|Unscripted with Chris Connelly||2001||TV Series||Himself|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||2001||TV Series||Himself|
|The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense||1998||Video documentary||Himself|
|Gretzky: The Great One and the Next Ones||1997||Video||Himself|
|The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect||2008||Video||Himself|