Shane Doan re-signs with Coyotes
On Friday, the Phoenix Coyotes re-signed right wing Shane Doan to a four-year deal that is worth $21.2 million.
During a press conference, Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said, “We are thrilled to sign Shane to a long-term contract. Shane is our captain and the heart and soul of our franchise. It was a priority for us to sign him to a long-term deal so that he can play for the Coyotes for the remainder of his career.”
This is really respectable for Doan as other teams were willing to pay him much more. Teams like Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburg Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres all reported to pay him about $7.5 million per year.
Doan was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets seventh overall in 1995 which became the Phoenix Coyote in 1996 and had been with them throughout his entire career.
According to Arizona Sports, Doan played 1,198 games since being drafted and is rank first in franchise history. Doan is also ranked third in points, goals, and assists.
During Doan’s career as a Coyote, he led the franchise to their first trip to their conference final, first ever division championship and two playoff series wins.