Next Saturday during the Dallas Stars home game against the Minnesota Wild, Panini America will honor franchise icon Mike Modano, arguably the greatest American-born player in NHL history, with a special nine-card set honoring the legend’s greatest career moments.
But this is no ordinary promotional set. For this special tribute, Modano himself selected the nine moments to feature while meeting with Panini America’s Scott Prusha during the Panini VIP Party in Toronto last November. In the coming days, we’ll reveal each of the nine moments Modano hand-picked. But today, we’re showing off card No. 1, which appropriately features a youthful Modano as he appeared when the Minnesota North Stars selected him with the first overall pick in the 1988 NHL Draft.
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