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Shane Doan | Winger | #19

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (40) / 10/10/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 223
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 1 (7) / ARI
Contract: view contract details

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It looks like Shane Doan will at least test the free agent waters after being told that Arizona will not offer him a contract.
Now that the only NHL franchise that Doan has ever played for isn't an option, the 40-year-old forward has to decide between retirement and playing elsewhere. He might still end up retiring over the summer, but it sounds like he's interested in extending his career. "Shane is ready to enter the free-agent market and see where it goes. Time for him to get a shot at the Cup," Doan's agent Terry Bross said. It will be interesting to see what the market for him is like. Doan only had six goals and 27 points in 74 contests last season, so if he does sign it will probably be as a bottom-six forward and he might even find himself as a healthy scratch at times. His wealth of experience as a player and a captain though could prove to be a great asset to a team, particularly an up-and-coming young squad. Jun 19 - 4:15 PM

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The Arizona Coyotes have decided not to offer Shane Doan a new contract.

"The time has come for us to move on and to focus on our young, talented group of players and our very bright future. This was a very difficult decision given what Shane has done for the Coyotes and his unparalleled importance to the organization. With that said, this is necessary to move us forward as a franchise," Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway said. That makes some sense, especially given that Doan was limited to six goals and 27 points in 74 games last season and will turn 41 in October. All the same, it's surprising to see the Coyotes close the door on bringing back Doan as a player. He's been their team captain and his full 1,540-game NHL career has been with the organization. The next step is to see whether Doan decides to retire or seeks to extend his career elsewhere.
Jun 19 - 3:49 PM

Shane Doan's agent, Terry Bross, says his client is leaning towards playing in 2017-18.

"He hasn’t made a final decision, but I think he’s leaning toward playing one more year; I think he’s going to play," Bross said. "His body feels good, he loves the game and he loves the players." The 40-year-old had six goals and 21 assists in 74 games this season. His years of being fantasy relevant are over. He's expected to make a final decision by the end of the draft (June 23-24).
Jun 14 - 9:31 PM

Shane Doan reiterated that he's uncertain about his plans for the future.

"I’m going to go back and forth probably thinking both ways," Doan said. "‘Oh, I’m coming back. Oh, I’m staying.’ Kind of try them both on, see how it feels." That's not surprising given the similar statements that he's made recently, but given that this one came in the exit interviews, we figured we'd share it. Now that the Coyotes' campaign is over, Doan has plenty of time to consider his options. He'll turn 41 in October.
Apr 11 - 8:57 AM

Shane Doan hasn't made any plans yet for the 2017-18 campaign.

Doan is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and at the age of 40 (41 in October), it's natural to wonder if he'll opt to retire. "I really don’t know," he said. "I truly wish I did. It would make everything so much easier to be able to give a definitive answer, but I don’t know. I think there’s a chance I come back and play. There’s a chance I don’t. I think last year, at the end of the year, I was pretty sure I was coming back. And this year, it’s not near as sure. But at the same time, there’s still a large part of me that wants to." If he does decide to return then he'll have a shot at reaching 1,000 career points. Currently he's 29 points shy.
Apr 8 - 10:02 AM

Shane Doan (lower body) will rejoin the Coyotes on Thursday.

Doan was a late scratch on Tuesday due to the ailment. He has six goals and 26 points in 72 contests this season.
Apr 6 - 3:05 PM

Shane Doan won't play on Tuesday night because he's dealing with a lower-body injury.

The team made the announcement just moments ago. The veteran must be considered day-to-day at this point, but since they have nothing to play for, they could shut him down for the rest of the year. Stay tuned.
Apr 4 - 8:05 PM

Shane Doan (lower body) will rejoin the Coyotes on Friday.

Doan was sidelined for seven consecutive games. It's not clear what Doan plans to do beyond this season, so we might be watching his final games.
Mar 31 - 2:29 PM

Shane Doan (lower body) hopes to return on Friday.

Doan took part in Thursday's practice and stayed on the ice longer than most. "We’ll see how it feels again tomorrow and if it feels like this I should be able to play, yeah," he said on Thursday. "It’s one of those things, though. They’ve been good about making sure it doesn’t get reinjured because it’s something that can happen so easily. I think I’m close. I think I’m capable." He has six goals and 25 points in 70 games this season.
Mar 31 - 8:25 AM

Shane Doan (lower body) is questionable for Friday's game.

Doan will probably play if all goes well during Thursday's practice. He's missed seven straight contests.
Mar 30 - 7:38 AM

Shane Doan (lower body) will not be in the lineup Wednesday.

He might be ready to play on Friday, though. Doan has been out since Mar. 16 because of a lower-body injury.
Mar 29 - 2:39 PM

Shane Doan (lower body) took part in Monday's optional skate.

Doan spent a couple days off the ice to rest his injury. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett remains confident that Doan will return before the end of the campaign.
Mar 29 - 9:15 AM

Shane Doan (lower body) will stay off the ice for a couple days.

Doan will also skip Monday's contest. "He hasn’t got any worse, but he hasn't got any better, too. So we'll give him a couple days away and see if that helps," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett explained. Doan last played on March 16.
Mar 26 - 5:20 PM

Shane Doan (lower body) won't play Thursday against Florida but may return to the lineup on Saturday against Washington.

Tonight will mark four games sidelined with the injury. Hopefully, he'll return in time to finish the season on his own terms.
Mar 23 - 2:42 PM

Shane Doan will remain sidelined with a lower body injury on Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

Mark it three games in a row now for the Captain. Through 70 games this season the 40-year-old has posted just six goals and 25 points with 46 PIMs and 95 hits.
Source: Dave Vest
Mar 21 - 3:52 PM

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