Mike and his wife Willa love the Villa O restaurant in Dallas, Texas. One night they struck up a conversation with the Villa O's VP Steve Elsea and Mike mentioned that they really liked the restaurant's special coffee cups as well as their espresso cups. Mr. Elsea ordered six new espresso cups and six new coffee cups and gave them to the couple to thank them for their patronage. Mike and Willa now use them when guests come over for coffee.
Mike married longtime girlfriend Willa Ford in Athens, Texas on August 25, 2007. It is the first marriage for both.
In his career, Mike has only gotten in one fight. It was with Rod Brind'Amour.
Mike has two sisters, Linda and Sandy.
Mike has two dogs named Scout and Bella.
Mike enjoys a variety of cuisines, including steak, pasta, and Mexican.
Mike's favorite vacation spot is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Mike's teammates call him "Mo," short for Modano.
Mike swears by his CCM 652 skates.
Mike wears jersey number 9.
Mike's hockey position is center.
Mike founded a charity: The Mike Modano Foundation.
At age 16, Mike was drafted by the Prince Albert Raiders. He moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, where he attended high school and pursued his passion for hockey.
Mike's parents are Michael Sr. and Karen Modano.
Mike laced up his first pair of ice skates when he was seven years old.
Mike enjoys playing pool.
Mike loves to play golf.
Mike has played for Team USA in several national hockey tournaments.
Mike was drafted first overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.
Mike is 6'3" tall and weighs 210 pounds.
Mike currently plays for the Dallas Stars; he has played his entire team for the Stars franchise.
Mike shoots left-handed.
Mike's compensation in 2005-06 is $4,250,000.
Mike and the Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999.