A very significant retirement took place in the world of hockey and it should get more attention than it has.
Perhaps we can rectify that.
Shane Doan retired today after a twenty-one year career spent entirely with the Arizona Coyotes organization.
The defensive minded forward was the seventh overall pick of the team in 1995 when they were still located in Winnipeg. He served as the team’s captain from 2003 until this past season and he is the team’s leader in Games Played, Goals, Assists and Points. He retires with 972 career Points and was the winner of the King Clancy Award in 2010. Doan also played in two All Star Games (2004 & 2009).
While Doan is an unlikely entry to the Hockey Hall of Fame, he should be a lock to be honored in some capacity in the near future by the Coyotes. Frankly, it is a crime if they don’t.
At present the Coyotes have retired six numbers (#7 Keith Tkachuk, #9 Bobby Hull, #10 Dale Hawerchuk, #25 Thomas Steen, #27 Teppo Numminen, #97 Jeremy Roenick). Please note that the Coyotes still own the original history of the Winnipeg Jets.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Shane Doan for the on-ice memories and we wish him the best in his post playing career.