I've been a fan of Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan since seeing him during the NHL All-Stars skills competition last year when he'd skate back to his daughter waiting for him on the bench with a huge smile and she'd give him a big hug and hang all over him (TOO CUTE!).
The Coyotes game yesterday against the Columbus Blue Jackets was Doan's 1000th in his NHL career and I thought that was something worth mentioning here (plus LOOK AT THAT PICTURE - that smile lights up his entire face and gets me everytime!)!! ; )
Something else worth mentioning is the fact that Doan has played his entire 14 years in the NHL with the Phoenix Coyotes / Winnipeg Jets organization (serving as team Captain for the past six).
Along with appearing in his 1000th NHL career game last night, Doan has also become the second palyer in franchise hisotyr to play in 1000 games with the organization, the 24th player in NHL history to play 1,000 games for the team that drafted him, and the 42nd player to appear in 1,000 games with one franchise.
WAY TO GO, SHANE!!