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Breaking: Shane Doan Retires After 21 Years

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Shane Doan is hanging up his skates.

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Arizona Sports is reporting that Shane Doan is retiring after 21 years in the NHL.

Drafted in 1995 by the Winnipeg Jets, Shane Doan was the last active player of the original Jets franchise. Doan played 1540 games with the same franchise, putting him in 4th, behind Alex Delvecchio (1950-1974) of the Detroit Red Wings.

Shane Doan also owns the scoring records for goals, assists, points (402-570-972) for the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes/Arizona Coyotes franchise.

Shane Doan parted ways with the Coyotes in an non-mutual separation in June of this year when he was informed he would not be coming back to the team. Hopefully he will be back with the team in some capacity in the future, as he has been the face of the franchise for a very long time.

Shane Doan wrote a heartfelt letter to Coyotes fans in the Arizona Republic. You can read the letter here.

Shane Doan speaks about his decision to retire, and other things on Arizona Sports, 98.7FM with Burns and Gambo in an exclusive interview available to watch here.

This story is breaking and will be updated as we get new information.