Doan signs 4-year deal to stay in Phoenix

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 14, 2012

DALLAS - JANUARY 31: (L-R) Sami Lepisto #18, Shane Doan #19 and Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrate a goal against the Dallas Stars in the third period at American Airlines Center on January 31, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Shane Doan has signed a four-year contract to stay with the Phoenix Coyotes. The Coyotes' captain had been courted by numerous teams since becoming a free agent on July 15, but said all along that he wanted to remain in the desert as long as the team's ownership situation was stable. Owner-in-waiting Greg Jamison is close to working out a restructured lease agreement with the City of Glendale and is expected to purchase the team from the NHL. Doan is the lone player from the Coyotes' Winnipeg days after being the seventh overall pick of the 1995 NHL draft. He is the NHL's active leader in games played with one team at 1,198 and helped lead the Coyotes to the Western Conference finals for the first time last season.
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