Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Shane Doan retires

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Shane Doan has announced his retirement on Wednesday morning. He played 21 seasons in the NHL.

He was released from the Arizona Coyotes earlier this season. Doan became a free agent on July 1st.

Former Arizona Coyotes player Shane Doan skates with the puck against the Vancouver Canucks
Shane Doan skates with the puck against the Vancouver Canucks (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

There were several teams, who were interested in adding the 40-year-old, but he elected to step away. One team reportedly offered him a contract, as well.

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“I’m retiring from the NHL,” Doan wrote in a letter to the Arizona Republic. “My wife, Andrea, and I prayed about this, and I truly believe this is His timing. I have peace, and I’m so thankful for that.

“I’ve been blessed and I’m so grateful for the fans and their support. They stuck by me throughout my career and the ups and downs of the Coyotes. There are a lot of players with more skill than me and a lot more ability than me that didn’t ever get the type of appreciation that I got and the type of respect that the fans gave me, and I’m so grateful for that. I can’t express how much I appreciate it. Thank you for watching me grow up, and I enjoyed watching a lot of you grow up, too.”

Doan broke into the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets during the 1995-96 season. Once the team relocated to the Arizona area, he remained with the team.

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He had 402 goals and 972 points in 1,540 games. He also had 1,353 penalty minutes.

Throughout his 21-year career, he made $67.4 million.

Doan — who was the seventh overall pick in the 1995 NHL Draft — played the bulk of his career with the Coyotes organization. After playing with the Jets during the 1995-96 season, he joined the Coyotes in their relocation for the 1996-97 season. 

This past season, he had six goals in 74 games. He also had 21 assists for 27 points 

The most goals he had in a season came during the 2008-09 season when he scored a career-high 31 goals. Doan surpassed 30 goals just twice in his career. 

He also had 30 goals during the 2005-06 season. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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