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What Brodeur has been to New Jersey, Doan has been to Phoenix. He's the only face the Coyotes franchise has ever had, and to lose him now would be tragic.
Doan has spent all 16 of his years of NHL service with the Winnipeg/Phoenix franchise, serving as the team's captain and ambassador for the last eight.
After posting an even 50 points in 79 games last season, the two-time All-Star has now tallied 50 or more points in 11 seasons while notching 20 or more goals 11 times as well. The seventh overall pick in the 1995 NHL draft, Doan has compiled impressive career totals recording 318 goals and 788 points in 1,198 games.
More importantly, though, he represents the Phoenix Coyotes. Doan represented the organization with class and pride during terrible seasons that saw the Yotes finish at or near the bottom of the Western Conference.
Thanks to Doan's persistence, Phoenix has now qualified for the postseason in three straight years and is coming off a season in which the team won the Pacific Division en route to a trip to the Western Conference finals. It's now time for the Coyotes to reward Doan for his loyalty and ensure he remains the face of their franchise.