On March 17, 2007 in an away game versus the Nashville Predators, Modano scored his 502nd and 503rd career regular-season goals, thus passing Joe Mullen’s NHL record (502) for most goals scored by an American-born player. Modano also holds the NHL all-time record for most points scored by a U.S. born player. He broke the record, which previously belonged to Phil Housley, on November 7, 2007, by scoring two goals in the first five minutes against the San Jose Sharks, with the record-breaker being a short-handed goal on a breakaway.
That night, amongst his congratulatory phone calls was one from Air Force One — former U.S. President George W. Bush spoke to him for a few minutes about the record.
Along with the two prestigious NHL records, Mike holds all of the Offensive Dallas Stars franchise records, including career points, career goals, career assists and career games played.