Doan will return to the ice Thursday with his teammates when they host the current top dog in the Pacific Division, the San Jose Sharks, but he'll be faced with a new challenge -- how to remain a physical player and not get penalized for it.
Doan returns to the lineup Thursday night. The Coyotes captain scored 21 goals and 47 points in 74 games.
"Knowing Shane and the type of body he has, there is no question in my mind he can play at a high level for another three, four, five years," he said.
In Dave Tippett's system, Doan's offensive production has been a bit scaled back -- dropping from 73 and 78 points under Gretzky to 60 and 55 points. Regardless, the Halkirk, Alberta native certainly feels comfortable in Phoenix and should be good for 55+ points, 60 PIM and a bonus if your league matriculates hits.