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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
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Shane Doan may not make a decision on his future until right before training camps open in September.
Doan's agent, Terry Bross, said he has spoken to four or five teams, but there is nothing else to report at this time. The former Coyotes captain has been contacted by Hockey Canada for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Doan is also considering retirement. Jul 30 - 2:37 PM

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Although Shane Doan has been in contact with some teams, it remains to be seen if he'll play next season or retire.

Doan does still have interest in playing, but it's difficult to find an ideal fit for him and his family. "It’s pretty hard to find that," said Doan. "Pretty much impossible at this point. We’re just kind of waiting and seeing. We’ve talked to four or five teams." The Coyotes announced that they wouldn't be making a contract offer to their longtime captain, which put Doan in a position where he would have to sign with a new team if he wanted to extend his playing career. All of Doan's 1,540 career NHL games have been with the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes/Arizona Coyotes franchise.
Jul 17 - 4:21 AM

Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway wishes that Shane Doan's exit from the team happened differently.

Arizona announced in June that it would not offer Doan a new contract and made that decision late in the year. Still, they hoped that 2016-17 would have been his last in the NHL and wanted to give him a more fitting sendoff for his 21 seasons with the organization. "He’s the bedrock of this franchise," Barroway said. "He's been here in the Valley since Day 1. Great guy, lovable, personable. In our mind, he wasn't a right hockey fit for the team. Do I wish it would have been handled differently? Yes I do. Do I wish Shane would have retired at the end of last year? Yes. That's his decision, and the mistake I made was I should have flown across the country to tell Shane this personally. That was my bad." Doan has expressed an interest in continuing his career with another team, but Barroway would like to see Doan rejoin the organization in a non-playing capacity.
Jul 14 - 4:18 AM

Four teams have contacted pending unrestricted free agent Shane Doan, according to beat reporter Craig Morgan.

Doan's relationship with the Arizona Coyotes will officially come to an end tomorrow at noon when he'll become a free agent, but don't expect the veteran to make a quick decision on his next team. The 40-year-old had six goals and 21 assists in 74 games last season.
Jun 30 - 9:16 PM

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

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.
Source: NHL.com
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

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