Shane Doan signs fresh four-year, $21.2M deal with Coyotes
Glendale, AZ, United States (4E Sports) – Forward Shane Doan will stay with the Phoenix Coyotes for four more years, signing a fresh deal worth $21.2 million, including $2 million signing bonus.
“I’m extremely excited about remaining a Coyote,” said Doan “I was drafted by this organization and it means a great deal to me to be able to play with the same franchise my entire career. I’m very excited about our team, our coaching staff and our management and am confident about our future in Arizona.”
The team’s captain since the 2003-04 season, Doan said his commitment to winning in Phoenix has boosted his decision to stay with the Coyotes.
“We are thrilled to sign Shane to a long-term contract,” Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said. “Shane is our captain and the heart and soul of our franchise. He is the consummate professional and one of the best leaders in the NHL.”
“His loyalty, commitment, integrity and passion for the game epitomize everything you’d want in a player. 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,” Maloney added.
The Coyotes’ seventh overall selection in 1995, Doan has spent his entire career with the Coyotes/Jets organization and has played the most games in team history (1,198), becoming the NHL’s active leader in most games played with one team.
The 35-year-old Doan ranks third in franchise history in goals (318), assists (470), points (788), and penalty minutes (1,071). He also ranks first in team history in game-winning goals (59) and third in power play goals (98).
The 6-foot-1, 223-pound Doan registered 22-28-50 and 48 penalty minutes last season, finishing third in team scoring. His 22 goals marked the 11th time in his career that he netted a 20-goal season.
Doan recorded his 300th career goal versus Dallas on Oct. 25, 2011. The 17-year veteran also scored his first career NHL hat trick versus the New York Islanders on Jan. 7, 2012.
In the pos-season, Doan recorded 5-4-9 and 41 PIM in 16 Stanley Cup playoff games while leading his team to the Western Conference final. He tied for the team lead in scoring (2-2-4) during the Conference Semi-Final against Nashville, including scoring the game-winning goal in Game Four at Nashville on May 4.
Doan is a two-time NHL All-Star, appearing at both the 2004 and 2009 mid-season showcase.