Doan announced his retirement via The Arizona Republic on Wednesday.
Doan will hang up his skates following a 21-year career that started with the old Winnipeg Jets, who moved to the desert and became the Coyotes. In all, the winger racked up an impressive 402 goals, 570 assists and 1,353 PIM in 1,540 games. Heading into the offseason, Arizona had informed the veteran that he wasn't going to be retained. Regardless of whether he was unable to secure a landing spot with another club or just couldn't bring himself to put on another sweater, Doan will go down as the ultimate Coyote and a potential Hall of Famer, though it's questionable whether he's compiled enough stats, having failed to reach 500 goals or 1,000 points in his career.
Doan has been informed by the Coyotes that they will not be re-signing him this offseason, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
The writing was likely on the wall for Doan after Arizona did not include him on its protected players list. If the 40-year-old decides to continue his career, the Golden Knights could sign him, thereby designating Doan as their selection from the Coyotes. The winger has been with the Yotes since their inception, having played his first NHL season with the original Winnipeg Jets. At this point, one would imagine Doan would like the chance to suit up for a contender after playing in a mere 55 playoffs contests -- compared to 1,540 regular-season outings.
Doan remains without a contract heading into 2017-18, thus making him eligible for the Vegas expansion draft June 21, theScore reports.
The long-time Coyotes captain had the worst showing of his career last year, managing just six goals and 27 points. Last week, Doan reportedly told his agent that he's leaning toward playing another season, and since he's set to become an unrestricted free agent in July, the Golden Knights have access to three days of exclusive negotiation rights should they make him their selection in the draft. At any rate, if the Alberta native decides to stick around for one more year, it'll be interesting to see where he ends up.
According to his agent, Terry Bross, Doan is leaning toward playing one more year before retiring, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports.
Doan has spent his entire 21-year career with the same organization, making him one of just nine players in NHL history to have had such a tenure. It's hard to imagine the 40-year-old forward donning a different sweater in 2017-18 if he does decide to play one final season, but it remains to be seen whether he still fits into the Coyotes' plans, as they're focused on developing their young talent, which means Doan would be taking important ice time from their prospects. Doan is expected to make a final decision by the conclusion of the NHL draft, so his status for next season should become clear by the end of June. Either way, the aging winger only tallied 27 points in 74 games last season, so he's not a viable option in most season-long fantasy formats at this stage in his career.
Doan (lower body) will play Thursday with the Canucks in town, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports.
Doan, who may be contemplating retirement, certainly wouldn't want to cap off an illustrious career with an injury. Look for him to slot back into a top-six role for this next contest while doing everything in his power to finish strong.
Doan will not play in Tuesday's game against the Stars due to a lower-body injury.
Doan is limping to the finish line in what might be his final NHL season. He was able to return last Friday against the Capitals, but apparently he either aggravated his previous injury, suffered a new ailment, or experienced enough soreness to put him back on the shelf. He has two more chances to return to game action before the curtain closes on the 2016-17 season.
Doan (lower body) will suit up for Friday's game against the Capitals, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
Doan -- who last saw action on March 16 -- has just six goals and 25 points in 70 games to date, but on the plus side, the veteran forward did record helpers in each of the last two games he played in.
Doan (lower body) will not be available against the Blues on Wednesday, but he could return to action against the Capitals on Friday.
This has to be a disappointing year for Doan, as injuries and the lack of talent around him likely will result in the winger tallying the second-lowest point total of his career -- his lowest having been the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Once the campaign wraps up, questions will no doubt start circulating about whether the 40-year-old wants to suit up for another.
Doan (lower body) has not played since March 16 and remains frustrated by his late-season injury, Sarah McClellan of The Arizona Republic reports.
The 40-year-old might be playing in his final NHL season, adding to the sting of the injury. He has recently been able to take part in the team's group skate, but the timetable for his return to game action is uncertain. It would be a shame to see the venerable right winger go out like this, so hopefully he'll be able to get out on the ice for a game or two before the curtains fall on the 2016-17 season -- and perhaps his career.
Doan (lower body) will not be ready to go for Monday's game in St. Louis, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
The Coyotes have elected to keep Doan off the ice for a couple days with the hope that it will help his lower-body injury heal. Either way, the veteran winger does not present much fantasy value even when healthy, so he can be safely ignored in most formats.
Doan (lower body) won't play Saturday against Washington.
The Coyotes have already been eliminated from playoff contention, so there's no reason for them to rush Doan back into the lineup. The 40-year-old forward's next chance to return to game action will come Monday against the Blues.
Doan (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Panthers, but he could return to action Saturday against Washington.
The Coyotes have no incentive to rush Doan back, so they'll let their captain return to full health before slotting him back into the lineup, which evidently could happen as soon as this weekend. Now 40 years old, the winger has only produced 25 points in 70 games this season, so his owners shouldn't have too much trouble finding a replacement on the waiver wire.
Doan (lower body) will not suit up for Tuesday's matchup in Tampa Bay.
Despite the connotation that Doan's injury is nothing serious, the veteran winger will miss his third straight game as a result of the ailment. Promising rookie Christian Fischer is slated to play his fourth NHL game Tuesday while Doan remains sidelined.
Doan (lower body) will not be in the lineup against the Predators on Monday.
Doan had garnered an assist in each of his last two outings prior to sitting out Saturday's matchup. It looks like the veteran will have to wait at least one more game to keep his point streak going, although with Monday being the first night of a back-to-back, his status for Tuesday is certainly up in the air.
Doan (lower body) has officially been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Blues, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
The good news is that Doan's injury isn't believed to be more serious than "day-to-day," and he'll reportedly accompany the team on the upcoming road trip that starts in Nashville on Monday. Hopefully the ailment doesn't disrupt the veteran's momentum, as he's crafted a two-game points streak filled with a pair of helpers.
Doan (lower body) has been classified as day-to-day, but is considered doubtful for Saturday's game against the Blues, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
While coach Dave Tippett wouldn't go as far as ruling Doan out completely, it seems unlikely at this point that the veteran forward will be able to suit up Saturday. The injury comes at an inopportune time for Doan too, as he was riding a two-game assist streak before going down.
Doan left Thursday's tilt with a lower-body injury and won't return, Sarah McLellan of AZ Central Sports reports.
The veteran picked up an assist before leaving, but he's been having a down year offensively, netting only 25 points in 70 games. The long-time Coyote hasn't missed a game yet this season, so if he ends up missing time, it would create a void that Arizona fans aren't used to seeing.
Doan scored a goal and added two assists during Friday's win over Carolina.
After failing to score a goal in 12 consecutive outings and registering just three helpers during that stretch, this was an impressive rebound showing from the veteran. Still, Doan shouldn't be confused with a reliable fantasy asset, and he's likely best left to the waiver wire in the majority of seasonal leagues.
Doan hasn't scored a goal in his past 12 games.
The veteran stuck with the Coyotes through the trade deadline and continues to play a key role. Despite averaging 2:05 of power-play time during the 12-game goalless stretch, he has just three assists and 16 shots and offers limited fantasy value. It's likely best to continue avoiding Doan in the majority of seasonal leagues.
Doan registered an assist, a shot on net and a plus-2 rating during Monday's blowout win over Calgary.
With a goal and four points through his past five games, Doan is showing up on the scoresheet more frequently of late. However, he still shouldn't be confused with a strong fantasy asset in any setting. The veteran has just five goals and 19 points through 54 games this season, after all. There will be plenty of trade speculation surrounding the career-long Coyote (and Jet) over the coming weeks, but it's unlikely that a new uniform would provide a noteworthy fantasy boost.
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