The Arizona Coyotes announced late Monday night that they have resigned longtime forward Shane Doan to a one-year deal.
Doan, 40, led the Coyotes in goals with 28, while putting up 47 points in 72 games, this past season.
He was drafted by the organization in the first round, seventh overall, in the 1995 National Hockey League Entry Draft, back when they were still the Winnipeg Jets.
In 1,466 regular season games, the NHL’s longest serving captain has scored 396 goals and 549 assists, with 1,305 penalty minutes. He also added 15 goals and 13 assists in 55 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Doan is the franchise leader in games played, goals and points. He also holds the franchise record in power play goals, with 125.
The 2016-2017 NHL season will mark his 21st with the organization. The Coyotes named Doan their captain prior to the start of the 2003-2004 season. The face of the Coyotes has spent his entire 20-year career with the organization.
Doan is also credited in having played a huge role in the team signing free agent defenseman, Alex Goligoski, pretty much selling him on the attributes of the team and community. During the 2004-2005 lockout, he has been given credit as being one of the key voices that brought the NHL and NHL Players Association together helping to reach an agreement.
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The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Tuesday that they have signed center Victor Rask to a six-year contract agreement.
The 23-year-old scored a career high, 21 goals and 27 assists for the Hurricanes during the 2015-2016 campaign. Of his 48 points, 18 were on the power play.
Hurricanes general manager, Ron Francis said, “Victor has gotten better every season that he has been a part of our organization. He is a big part of our present and future, and we are thrilled to sign him to a longer term deal.”
Selected by the Hurricanes in the second round, 42nd overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft, Rask has scored 32 goals and 49 assists in 160 NHL games. He helped lead Sweden to a gold medal at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship and a silver in 2013.