Today we profile a member of the New York Islanders from the 1970's J.P. Parise.
He was the first overall selection by the Minnesota North Stars in 1988. He was the face of two franchises. He was a playoff performer. A complete player, and a class act.
Most importantly, he is the greatest American scorer in NHL history.
These are just a few accolades that can be used to describe Mike Modano. One could argue that Modano’s entrance into the NHL started a revolution in attitudes towards hockey in the United States.
The Livonia, Michigan native gained notoriety by becoming the second American player taken first overall in the NHL Entry Draft. Modano replaced draft bust Brian La...