COYOTES' SHANE DOAN TO REPRESENT CANADA
AT 2007 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN RUSSIA
Hockey Canada announced on Tuesday that Coyotes' captain Shane Doan will represent Team Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Championships in Moscow, Russia April 27 - May 13.
The 6-foot-2, 216 pound Doan leads the Coyotes in scoring this season with 26-26-52 in 69 games. Doan leads the Coyotes in goals, assists, points, power play goals (11) and game-winning goals (6). This will mark the 7th time in Doan's career that he has reached the 20 goal mark and the 6th time he has collected 50 or more points.
The 31-year-old native of Halkirk, Alberta has played for Team Canada three times in his career. In 2006, he represented Canada at the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and 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) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He has played his entire career (11 seasons) with the Coyotes/Jets franchise and ranks 3rd in franchise history in games played (799), 5th in goals (198), 5th in assists (271) and 6th in points (469).
Coyotes' Equipment Manager Stan Wilson and Athletic Therapist Chris Broadhurst will also represent the Coyotes at the World Championships with Team Canada. Wilson won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2003 World Championships in Finland while Broadhurst has worked with Team Canada three times in his career, including the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, the 1997 World Championships in Finland (where he won a gold medal) and the 1991 Canada Cup.