DETROIT - The NHL's all-time leading scorer among American players is calling it a career.
Mike Modano announced his retirement Wednesday with a posting on his Facebook page.
"After a long summer of thinking about my future, I've come to the decision that it's time to retire as a player from the NHL," he wrote. "What a great ride it's been!"
Modano added that he would hold a press conference Friday to further discuss the decision.
The 41-year-old spent last season with the Detroit Red Wings after playing 20 seasons for the Dallas Stars/Minnesota North Stars franchise, which drafted him first overall in 1988.
In 1,499 career NHL regular-season games, Modano scored 561 goals and 1,374 points.