Shane Doan is making a trip to Montreal to meet with the Canadiens organization next week, according to TVA Sports.
“Doan has been in discussions with the Canadiens this week and he informed his agent that he wanted to visit them,” a source told TVA Sports.
Doan, an unrestricted free agent, has visited with both the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers.
Philly.com says Doan’s latest visit was with the Flyers on Saturday. Though both sides have mutual interest, the meeting was described as Doan “just checking his options.”
Doan met with the Rangers on Friday, according to Arizonasports.com, and the New York Daily News said it was Doan’s first official visit of free agency. Doan was in the Big Apple to attend an NHL-NHLPA labour meeting.
A reported 16 teams have expressed interest in Doan. Six of them, including the Vancouver Canucks, are said to have made formal offers.
“We’re still trying to decide which other visits he’s going to take,” said Doan’s agent, Terry Bross. “We’re mulling that over right now.”
Drafted seventh overall by the Winnipeg Jets (now the Phoenix Coyotes) in 1995, Doan has played for the franchise the entirety of his career. In 17 NHL seasons, the 35-year-old has 318 goals and 470 assists in 1198 games played.
–With files from Luke Fox