The Phoenix Coyotes’ captain signed a four-year, $21.2 million contract with the team on Friday, getting the deal in just before the NHL’s expected lockout.
Doan became a free agent on July 15, but didn’t sign while waiting for the Coyotes’ ownership situation to clear up. He spoke with several other teams, but said all along that he wanted to remain in Phoenix.
The Red Wings were reportedly interested in Doan in July, but the reported asking price for Doan eventually put Detroit out of the running.
Doan has played his entire career with the franchise, dating back to when they were the Winnipeg Jets prior to moving to Phoenix.