Guest Editorial: A Tribute To A Legend

By Scottsdale Pinetop
We talk a lot about sports heroes, but how many of them actually leave a lasting impression on the game? Championship athletes earn their glory, surely. But it is the athletes that go above and beyond their abilities for the betterment of others that should be most worthy of our admiration.
Shane Doan is Arizona’s hockey hero.
Doan has become a local icon through the years by his hard-working mentality, professionalism and connection with the Arizona community. The bruising forward was known as one of the best NHL’s captains, a leader on and off the ice who has earned respect across the league.

Before Coyotes legend Shane Doan retires his No. 19 jersey this February at Gila River Area, the Ice Den Scottsdale is paying tribute to their hometown legend. This past Sunday, the Ice Den renamed its west wing the “Shane Doan Rink” in recognition of his legacy.
The Ice Den will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with Doan remembered as an integral part of that history.
Shane Doan is one of the major reasons why hockey is still growing in Arizona. Doan retired last year after 21 years with the Coyotes, becoming the franchise leader in assists, goals and games played.
As we prepare to retire the jersey of one of the greatest Coyotes of all time, we are honored to celebrate the legacy that he’s left behind. Throughout hockey history, some players have set themselves apart by skills, ability and leadership. These are not only great players, they are also great people who inspire others to become better. Shane Doan is truly one of the greats and we are excited to welcome the Ice Den’s newly-dedicated rink to Scottsdale.
As Mayor Lane might say this is truly #ScottsdaleAtItsBest. Shane Doan, a local resident, sure is.