Dallas Stars' Mike Modano is retiring after 21 seasons in the NHL. Modano, in a phone interview Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, from Dallas, said he recently declined a chance to continue his career with the Vancouver Canucks. He will make the official announcement Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

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Dallas Stars' Mike Modano is retiring after 21 seasons in the NHL. Modano, in a phone interview Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, from Dallas, said he recently declined a chance to continue his career with the Vancouver Canucks. He will make the official announcement Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)