Shane Doan‘s agent believes the long-time Arizona Coyotes captain wants to play another season, according to a report from Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports.
Doan is 40 years old and should he play, it would be his 22nd NHL season.
“He hasn’t made a final decision, but I think he’s leaning toward playing one more year; I think he’s going to play,” agent Terry Bross said. “His body feels good, he loves the game and he loves the players.”
According to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports, Doan is expected to make a final decision by the end of the NHL Draft, which takes place June 23-24.
Doan has played his entire career with the Coyotes organization, including one season with the Winnipeg Jets before they were relocated to the Arizona area.
The Halkirk, Alta., native scored six goals and 21 assists in 74 games this past season, which is a career low. The Coyotes struggled again and missed the playoffs for a fifth-straight season.
Doan expressed frustration with the franchise in late February after learning that Arizona traded Martin Hanzal to the Minnesota Wild.
The right-winger signed a one-year deal last summer worth $3.8 million.