Tuesday, April 8, 2008
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Hockey Canada announced today that Coyotes’ captain Shane Doan
will represent Team Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Championships in Halifax and Quebec City May 2-18.
Doan, 31, finished the 2007-08 season as the Coyotes’ leading scorer for the fourth consecutive year with a career-high 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists). His 50 assists also set a new career-high. He led the Coyotes in goals, assists, points and power play goals (11) and tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (5). He also ranked T-2nd in the NHL in shorthanded points (2-7-9) and T-20th in the NHL in scoring.
A native of Halkirk, Alberta, Doan served as captain of Team Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Championships in Russia. He recorded 5-5-10 in nine games while helping lead Canada to the gold medal.
Doan has played for Team Canada five times in his career. In addition to winning the gold medal in last year’s World Championships, he also represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and won a silver medal with Canada at the 2005 World Championships in Austria. In 2003, he helped lead Team Canada to a gold medal at the World Championships in Finland. He also represented Canada at the 1999 World Championships 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 (12 seasons) with the Coyotes/Jets franchise and ranks 3rd in franchise history in games played (883), 4th in points (550), 4th in assists (323) and 5th in goals (227).
Canada opens the tournament against Slovenia in Halifax on May 2.