Doan with the Arizona Coyotes in January 2014
October 10, 1976 |
Halkirk, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||228 lb (103 kg; 16 st 4 lb)|
|NHL Draft||7th overall, 1995
Shane Albert Doan (born October 10, 1976) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently serves as captain of the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has played his entire career with the Coyotes franchise, joining the team in 1995 when they were the original Winnipeg Jets. He is the last remaining player currently active in the NHL from the original Winnipeg Jets.
Competing internationally for Team Canada, Doan has won two gold medals and three silvers at the World Championships as well as one World Cup championship in 2004. He was also a member of Canada's 2006 Winter Olympic team.
Doan began his career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kamloops Blazers in 1992, and spent three seasons with the team. He won the Memorial Cup with the Blazers in 1994 and 1995. He had his most successful season with the team during the 1994–95 season, when he recorded 94 points, helping the team win the Memorial Cup for a second straight year, and was also awarded the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the tournament's MVP.
Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes
Doan was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round, seventh overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He was the Jets' final first-round pick to play in the NHL prior to the franchise moving to Phoenix. He immediately made the transition from major junior to the NHL in 1995–96 and tallied 17 points in his rookie season with the Jets. He scored his first NHL goal against Ed Belfour of the Chicago Blackhawks, and later scored the overtime goal to win the game 6–5. Perhaps Doan's most memorable moment as a Jet was his seventh and final goal as a Jet, which came on April 12, 1996, during the team's last regular season home game, where he scored the game-winning goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the second period to make the score 4–2 for Winnipeg. The game would finish 5–3, and the win clinched a playoff spot for the Jets. In the playoffs, the Jets were matched up against the first seeded Detroit Red Wings and lost in six games.
After the Jets relocated to Phoenix and became the Coyotes the following season, Doan's points total did not improve greatly until the 1999–2000 season, when he scored 26 goals (the first of nine consecutive 20-goal seasons for Doan). After the departure of team captain Teppo Numminen, Doan assumed the captaincy in 2003–04 and scored which were then career-highs in all statistical categories with 27 goals, 41 assists and 68 points. During the season, Doan was selected to play in his first NHL All-Star Game in 2004. He then hit the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career the following season to go with 36 assists and 66 points.
Late in the 2006–07 season, Doan agreed to a five-year, $22.75 million contract extension with the Coyotes on February 14, 2007. He responded the following season with his best season to date when he led the Coyotes in scoring in 2007–08 with 28 goals and a career-high 50 assists for 78 points. In 2008–09, Doan was selected to the 2009 NHL All-Star Game and won the inaugural elimination shootout segment of the skills competition, outlasting Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins in the seventh round. He completed that season with his second-straight 70-point season and a career-high 31 goals.
On October 18, 2010, Doan was suspended for three games for a hit on Dan Sexton of the Anaheim Ducks the night previous. The NHL's disciplinarian, Colin Campbell, ruled that the hit was "a late hit from the blind side to the head of an unsuspecting opponent," violating the NHL's ban on blindside hits to the head. It was the first suspension of Doan's career.
Doan had a successful and memorable 2011–12 campaign for the Coyotes, leading his team to their most successful regular season to date, as the Coyotes finished third in the Western Conference and won their first division title. Also in that season he scored 50 points (22 goals and 28 assists) and his first NHL hat-trick, on January 7, 2012, at 19:59 of the third period in the 1,161st game of his NHL career. Doan would also lead the Coyotes to their most successful post-season performance, contributing nine points to lead the Coyotes to their first and second playoff series victories over the Chicago Blackhawks in six games and the Nashville Predators in five, respectively, as well as the team's first ever conference final appearance, where they would lose in five games to the eventual Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings.
On September 14, 2012, Doan agreed to a four-year, $21.2 million contract extension with the Coyotes. As of the start of the 2014–15 season, Doan was the all-time leader in games played with the Jets/Coyotes franchise. He is currently second in Jets/Coyotes history in points and goals behind Dale Hawerchuk, and third in assists behind Hawerchuk and Thomas Steen.
Doan at the 2008 World Championships
|Competitor for Canada|
Doan made his international debut for Team Canada at the 1999 World Championships in Norway and finished fourth with the team. He then won his first gold medal four years later at the 2003 World Championships in Finland. Prior to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Doan competed in the 2004 World Cup and scored the game-winning goal in the finals against Finland to win the championship. Doan had also been named to Canada's 2004 World Championship team several months earlier, but could not attend due to injury.
In 2005, Doan was named an alternate captain for Canada and helped lead the team to a silver medal at the World Championships in Austria. Two years later, he was promoted to team captain at the 2007 World Championships in Moscow. During the tournament, he scored the game-winning goal in a 4–2 preliminary round victory over Norway, then scored a hat-trick in a span of 6:25 in a 6–3 qualification round victory over Belarus. Canada went undefeated en route to a 4–2 gold medal game victory over Finland in the final. He remained captain for the 2008 World Championships and won his second silver, losing to Russia in the gold medal game.
When Doan was selected for the 2006 Olympics, Canadian Liberal Member of Parliament Denis Coderre wrote a letter to Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson asking him to remove Doan from the team unless Doan apologized for an alleged racial slur he used on December 13, 2005, against a Francophone referee during a game against the Montreal Canadiens. In January 2006, Doan filed a lawsuit against Coderre for defamation, seeking $250,000 in damages and promising to contribute any damage awards to charity. Coderre filed a counter-suit in April 2007, seeking $45,000 in damages.
When Doan was selected as captain on the 2007 Canadian national men's hockey team, a Canadian Official Languages parliamentary committee demanded Hockey Canada appear before the committee to explain their decision to name Doan as captain in light of the aforementioned alleged comment. Doan's selection was maintained, citing that an NHL investigation had cleared him of any wrongdoing.
Prior to Doan's trial, set to take place in September 2010, he and Coderre agreed to an out of court settlement, stating that the Superior Court of Montreal could put its resources to better use if the matter was settled. Doan, however, admitted in the settlement that a player on the ice did utter the racial comments, contradicting his previous statements. The settlement also stated that Coderre had been justified in denouncing the events.
Doan was born on October 10, 1976, in Halkirk, Alberta, to Bernie and Bernice Doan. His father, Bernie Doan (born June 27, 1951), was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the sixth round (80th overall) of the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft, and briefly played professionally during the 1971–72 season with the Kansas City Blues and Toledo Hornets. His parents ran a Christian summer camp in Halkirk called Circle Square Ranch. Growing up in a religious family, Doan continues to be a practicing Christian; he writes the Bible verse Romans 8:28 on his hockey sticks.
Doan and his wife Andrea have four children – Gracie (born December 17, 1998), Josh (born March 2002), Karys (born July 23, 2004), and Carson (born September 2006) Doan is also a second cousin of Carey Price, the starting goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, and first cousin of Keaton Ellerby, a member of the Winnipeg Jets organization, and Catriona Le May Doan, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in speed skating through the marriage of her husband, Bart Doan.
- Named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team in 1995.
- Won the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup MVP) in 1995.
- Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 2004 and 2009.
- Won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2010.
- Won the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2012.
Notes & References
- "Coyotes' Doan Suspended 3 Games for Illegal Hit". Associated Press, Yahoo! Sports. October 18, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
- "Staying put: Shane Doan signs four year deal with Phoenix Coyotes". Arizona Republic, azcentral.com. September 14, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- "MP: Doan should not represent Canada". TSN. 2005-12-22. Retrieved 2007-05-03.
- "Doan files lawsuit against Coderre". TSN. 2006-01-17. Retrieved 2007-05-03.
- "Hockey Canada officials head to Ottawa". TSN. 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2007-05-03.
- "NHL Forward Doan, Coderre Settle Language Spat Out of Court". TSN. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
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- "The uncommon life of Shane Doan". Faith and Friends. 2007-05-10. Retrieved 2010-02-08.
- "Coyotes vs. Blue Jackets - 12/17/2009 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap". Phoenix Coyotes. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- Boivin, Paola (2010-04-13). "Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan most deserving of postseason". Azcentral.com. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- Tribune (2004-07-27). "Brownie Points: If your alibi isn't broken, why fix it? - East Valley Tribune: Home". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- "Shane Doan: playing it God’s way". Canadianchristianity.com. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- Shane Doan's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Shane Doan's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Winnipeg Jets first round draft pick
|Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes captain
|Canadian World Championship captain
|King Clancy Memorial Trophy