Coyotes general manager John Chayka explained that there is mutual interest and he fully intends on bringing the captain back next season. "It's just a matter of going through that process to reach a deal," Chayka said, "because Shane wants to be back. We want him to be back, and we're going to get something done. It's just a matter of time." Doan posted a career-low minus-29 rating in 2014-15, only to improve that mark to plus-4 this season. He also led the team with 28 goals, his highest output since 2008-09. Doan has spent his entire career with the Coyotes, and as long he stays healthy, he'll be a viable option in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
Shane Doan finished the 2015-16 season with 47 points.
The veteran winger racked up 28 goals, his highest total since the career-high 31 he scored in the 2008-09 season. Despite his advanced age, the veteran winger still proved useful to both the Arizona Coyotes and his fantasy owners. He led Arizona in both goals and PIM (98). With one year remaining on his contract, next season could very bell be his last.
Shane Doan missed a large portion of Saturday's 1-0 loss to San Jose after racking up 19 PIM while sticking up for his teammate.
The veteran winger showed his leadership by going after San Jose's Roman Polak in the first period after winger Tobias Rieder was hit hard into the boards by the defenseman. Doan entered the contest needing two goals to hit 30 for the third time in his career. Despite failing to register a point in the finale, the 39-year-old put together a strong season, recording his highest goal total since the 2008-09 campaign.
It was the 27th goal of the season for the veteran, who is up to 45 points in 68 games. Doan may be 39-year-old, but he showed this season that he's still a lethal goal-scorer. With 79 PIM, 12 power-play goals and 163 shots on goal, the fantasy stud is worth having in your lineup for the final few games of the season.
Shane Doan (concussion) has been cleared to return against the Stars on Thursday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Doan will suit up after missing just one game with a concussion. The winger has decent fantasy value considering his 44 points in 66 contests and that value increases if he returns to the power play where he has been averaging 3:06 in ice time per game. It should be noted that the 39-year-old has tallied only one point in his last five contests along with 6 PIM and will be looking to get his season back on track.