NHL: The best captain in each team’s history (Updated 2023)

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Arizona Coyotes, Shane Doan
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Best NHL captain from each franchise: Arizona Coyotes – Shane Doan

There is always something special about a player that can say for the rest of their lives, they played for one team throughout their entire career. Such is the case with right winger Shane Doan who spent 21 years with the Winnipeg Jets and continued on when they relocated and became the Arizona Coyotes back in 1996.

Doan will go down in NHL history for being the longest-serving captain ever and doing so representing the Coyotes. His tenure from 2003 until 2017 record is still holding up to this day, proving that age is but a number. Unfortunately, he never won a Stanley Cup championship in his tenure but he left quite an impact on the organization as a whole.

With Doan’s 402 points, he still owns the all-time franchise record for goals. He also owns franchise records for most career points at 972, most games played at 1,540, and most career power play goals at 125.

Doan talked the talk and walked the walk. He was always calm, cool, and collected whenever he had to step up and win games that were on the line for the Coyotes. Hopefully, in the future, the Coyotes can find a player like Doan to bring back those glory days of being a competitive and exciting team to watch.