Coyotes draft Josh Doan, son of franchise legend Shane, in second round

The Arizona Coyotes selected Josh Doan, the son of Shane Doan, with the 37th pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

A day after the New Jersey Devils used their fourth-overall pick to double the number of Hugheses on their roster, the Arizona Coyotes brought back a familiar name of their own in the second round of the NHL Draft.

With the 37th-overall pick in the draft, Arizona drafted Josh Doan, son of franchise icon Shane Doan, who played more than 1,500 games for the franchise.

The younger Doan is fresh off an impressive season for the USHL's Chicago Steel, wherein the 19-year-old winger posted 31 goals and 70 points through 53 games.

But intrigue in the winger among NHL clubs went beyond his last name.

The Toronto Maple Leafs had been said to be interested in Doan, having heavily scouted the Steel's 2021 Clark Cup championship run. He even drew praise from Leafs winger Auston Matthews, who worked out with the Doans in Arizona in the off-season.

But, in the end, it was the club who knew him and his family best that snagged Doan.

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