Mike Modano has been on the edge of anticipation lately.

His wife Allison is due to give birth to twins in about a month, and oh yeah, there’s this little Hockey Hall of Fame announcement that’s schedule to come out Monday.

“It’s the last one, and it’s the biggest,” Modano said of the honors at the end of his career. “Yeah, it’s a little nerve-wracking.”

Many believe Modano has nothing to fret, listing him as a sure-fire first ballot Hall-of-Famer. But it’s not easy for the guy who’s being assessed, having to wonder if he’s good enough to make the cut on the first try.

The Hockey Hall of Fame requires a three-year waiting period, and Modano last skated in the 2011 playoffs with Detroit, so this is his first time eligible. Other notable first-timers are goalie Dominik Hasek and center Peter Forsberg, as well as Stars advisor Mark Recchi. The Hall of Fame selection committee consists of 18 members, and players are required to garner 14 votes (75 percent) for induction. There is a maximum of four players allowed in any given year. The debate and voting is scheduled to be held Monday.

Hasek won six Vezina Trophies as top goalie in the league and three Hart Trophies as MVP, so he’s seen as a slam dunk. Forsberg was often injured and played only 708 regular season games, but he ranks eighth all-time in points per game at 1.250 and won both a Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) and Hart, as well as two Stanley Cups.

Modano ranks 23rd all-time in scoring with 1,374 points and also is the all-time leading American-born scorer. He won the 1999 Stanley Cup, but major individual awards eluded him at a time when Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic and Steve Yzerman were dominating the center position. Modano was the second team All-Star center in 1999-2000 behind Yzerman and finished second in rookie of the year voting in 1990.