After 21 years of service to the Arizona Coyotes organization, Shane Doan is about to get the recognition he's long overdue to receive.
The longtime Coyotes captain will be honored before Sunday's game vs. the Winnipeg Jets at Gila River Arena as part of Shane Doan Jersey Retirement Night. Doan will become the first player in Coyotes history to have his jersey retired.
The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. -- two hours before the game begins. Several of Doan's former teammates, including Jeremy Roenick and Teppo Numminen, will be on hand for the ceremony, along with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen and current Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Diamondbacks World Series hero Luis Gonzalez will also be in attendance.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. All fans in attendance will receive a Shane Doan kachina bobblehead.
A two-time NHL All-Star selection, the 41-year-old Doan played for the Coyotes before they were the Coyotes, as he was selected by the then-Winnipeg Jets with the seventh overall pick in the 1995 NHL Draft. The franchise relocated to Arizona before the 1996-97 season.
Doan served as Coyotes captain in his final 13 seasons with the team and is the Coyotes' all-time leader in games played, goals, assists, points, power-play goals and game-winning goals.