Thursday, July 2, 2009GLENDALE, ARIZONA
--- Hockey Canada announced today that Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan
has been invited to attend Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp from August 24-27 in Calgary. Doan, along with 45 other players who were invited to the camp, has been identified by Hockey Canada as a candidate to represent the country in upcoming international events, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
A native of Halkirk, Alberta, Doan has served as captain of Team Canada in each of the last three IIHF World Championship tournaments (2009, 2008, 2007). Back in May, Doan helped lead Canada to a silver medal in the tournament, recording 1-6-7 and 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in nine games. The previous year, he registered 2-4-6 in nine games while helping Canada to the silver medal. In 2007, he collected 5-5-10 in nine games to lead Canada to the gold medal.
Doan, 32, finished the 2008-09 season as the Coyotes’ leading scorer for the fifth consecutive year with 73 points on a career-high 31 goals and 42 assists while appearing in all 82 games. He led the Coyotes in goals (31), assists (42), points (73), power play goals (10), shots (230) and tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (4). In addition, Doan joined Dale Hawerchuk and Keith Tkachuk as the only players in team history to record nine consecutive 20-goal seasons while also posting back-to-back 70-point campaigns for the first time in his career.
Doan has played for Team Canada seven times in his career. In addition to winning the silver medal in each of the last two World Championships and the gold medal in 2007, he also represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and won a silver medal with Canada at the 2005 World Championship in Austria. In 2003, he helped lead Team Canada to a gold medal at the World Championship in Finland. He also represented Canada at the 1999 World Championship in Norway.
Doan was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round (7th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He has played his entire career (13 seasons) with the Coyotes/Jets franchise and ranks 2nd in franchise history in games played (965) and 4th in goals (258), assists (365) and points (623). He is also the club’s all-time leader in game-winning goals (44).