Shane Doan will remain on the first line with Mikkel Boedker and Antoine Vermette for Thursday's game against the Rangers.
Doan had been playing on the third line up until Tuesday's loss to New Jersey. Coach Dave Tippett clearly wants to play rookies Max Domi and Anthony Duclair together on the second line, so Doan will certainly benefit from the promotion. The Arizona Coyotes captain has four points in six games this season, which is decent production for a 39-year-old.
Shane Doan scored his first goal of the season and had two assists in Saturday's loss to Boston.
Doan has been bumped down to the third line due to the arrival of youngsters Max Domi and Anthony Duclair, but the veteran had a great night Saturday and now has points in back-to-back games. The 38-year-old is no longer a 30-goal-scorer, but Doan can still still contribute some offense and be an all-around asset to Arizona.
Shane Doan has a chance to break multiple franchise milestones this season.
The Arizona Coyotes captain is entering his 20th season in Arizona and has a shot to etch his name in the record books. He needs just two points to become the second play in franchise history to reach 900 on his career. Doan trails Dale Hawerchuk (929) by 31 points for the most in Coyotes history. He needs to score 12 times and tally 24 helpers to become the franchise leader in goals (Hawerchuk, 379) and assists (Thomas Steen, 553). So far, Doan has been held scoreless, but should have no trouble breaking these records as long as he's healthy.