Coyotes, Shane Doan have talks about potential return to organization

Former Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan. (Ralph Freso/AP)

Could a reunion between Shane Doan and the Arizona Coyotes be in the works?

The Coyotes and their long-time former captain have had conversations about the possibility about his return to the organization, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has learned.

What role he would serve with the team is unclear at this time.

Doan — who is the Coyotes’ all-time leader in games played (1,540), goals (402), assists (570) and points (972) — joined the NHL’s hockey operations department three years ago after retiring following the 2016-17 season.

Selected seventh overall in the 1995 NHL Draft, Doan spent his entire NHL career with the Winnipeg Jets/Arizona Coyotes franchise. He served as captain for each of his final 13 campaigns. The two-time all-star received the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for community service in 2010, and captured the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award in 2012.

With files from The Canadian Press.

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