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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes Captain Shane Doan will serve as the Arizona Cardinals’ Honorary Captain and take part in the pregame coin toss during the Cardinals’ Week 1 preseason game versus the Houston Texans on Saturday, Aug. 14 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

“As a longtime Cardinals fan, I am very excited for the opportunity to serve as an honorary captain for the team,” said Doan. “I’d like to thank the Cardinals organization for allowing me to be a part of Saturday’s game, which I hope will be the first step toward a long and successful season.”

Doan, who will enter his 15th season as a member of the Coyotes organization this year, has served as captain of the Coyotes for the past six seasons. He was also selected to captain Team Canada in three straight IIHF World Championship tournaments from 2007 to 2009. This past season, Doan helped lead the Coyotes to franchise records for most wins (50) and points (107) in a single season as the team qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2002. In addition, Doan received the NHL’s 2009-10 King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his leadership both on and off the ice and was also a finalist for the Mark Messier Leadership Award.

Doan will enter the 2010-11 NHL season ranked among the franchise’s all-time leaders in games played (2nd, 1047), goals (3rd, 276), points (3rd, 678) and assists (4th, 402). He is also the club’s all-time leader in game-winning goals (48) and overtime goals (8). In 2009-10, Doan collected 18-37-55 while appearing in all 82 games and also recorded 1-1-2 in the Coyotes’ first three playoff games before suffering an injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the postseason.

The Coyotes are hosting an Open House event tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Arena. The open house is free to the public and will provide fans the opportunity to select their seat locations for full-season, 20-game and 11-game ticket plans for the 2010-11 season.
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