Family affair as the Coyotes select Shane Doan’s son in second round of draft

Call it a family affair. The Arizona Coyotes added a familiar name to their organization on Saturday.

Four years after Shane Doan’s playing career came to an end, the Coyotes selected his son, Josh, with the 37th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Shane Doan serves as Arizona’s chief hockey development officer. He played his entire 21-season NHL career with the Coyotes’ franchise, including the final 13 campaigns as the team’s captain.

Coyotes draft Josh Doan, son of Shane Doan

“I’m so proud of him,” Shane Doan said of his oldest son. “Today is a day he’s worked for and for him to have the opportunity to get drafted to the NHL is something he doesn’t take for granted. For me, it’s surreal it’s with the Arizona Coyotes.”

The elder Doan retired in 2017 as the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (1,540), goals (402), assists (570), points (972), power-play goals (128) and game-winning goals (69). He was selected by the original Winnipeg Jets, who relocated to Phoenix, with the seventh overall pick of the 1995 NHL Draft.

Josh Doan recorded 70 points (31 goals, 39 assists) in 53 games last season with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League.

–Field Level Media