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With baited breath, every Dallas Stars fan watched with excitement as Mike Modano assisted Ulf Dahlen's first period goal giving Mike his 1000th career point on November 15, 2002. Modano is the fifth American born player to score 1000 or more points in their NHL career and the 64th overall. Only 25 other players have reached the milestone with one team. The Stars honored Mike with a special ceremony on February 16, 2003 for his 1000th game, 1000th point, franchise record in assist, franchise record in games played, and his 600 assist.

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The Stars wanted to make sure the celebration honoring Mike Modano's 1,000th NHL point and 1,000th NHL game was one to remember.

How exactly do you do that?

Well, obviously, you get him his own, customized motorcycle.

The Stars teamed up with Easyriders of Dallas to put together a one-of-a-kind motorcycle for the franchise's all-time leading scorer and marquee player, one that is as unique as his presence has been in the organization.

The Modano 1000 Chopper is the brainchild of Rick Fairless, owner and operator of Easyriders of Dallas. Rick has been building bikes for the pro-sport leagues for the last seven years. Richard Matvichuk, Derian Hatcher, Jason Arnott and Bill Guerin have all been recipients of Rick's creations.

Modanos' chopper is a factory custom from Big Dog Motorcycles. Released in November of 2002, the Chopper is taking the bike world by storm. Hot Bike Magazine rated the Big Dog Chopper one of the best in its class. Easyriders of Dallas customized the paint on Mike's bike to commemorate both of Mike's achievements of 1000 games and 1000 points. The prominent Dallas Stars Logo resides on the tank and Mike's Jersey number "9" sits on the rear fender. Mike DuSold of DuSold DeSigns applied the Stars green and gold then added the special effects ice lettering to top it off.

To find out more about bikes available at Easyriders, check out their website at: www.easyridersdallas.com