Tiidal Gaming Group, the Canadian esports platform company and parent firm of Lazarus Esports, has confirmed the appointment of Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Modano as an investor and brand ambassador.

Modano, recognized as among the most decorated American players in NHL history, has carved out an illustrious career including winning the 1999 Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars, being selected to eight NHL All-Star Games and representing Team USA 11 times in international competition across three decades, including the 2002 and the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

“I am excited to join the fantastic team at Tiidal Gaming,” he said. “The explosive growth in esports, and the broader impact of gaming on entertainment is remarkable. When considering the engagement levels, shifting attention of younger demographics and the global nature of the space, it is impressive and cannot be ignored.”

“We are thrilled to welcome hockey icon Mike Modano to our group,” said Charlie Watson, CEO, Tiidal Gaming. “Mike has had a long and storied career as one of the NHL’s greatest players and he couldn’t join us at a better time as he moves into his future as a sports executive. Having competed at the highest levels, Mike can not only serve as a mentor to our professionals, but he will be a big part of our push to continue building Lazarus Esports into a global brand.”