2003 - Shane Doan

Shane Doan

SHANE DOAN received his elementary and junior high education at Halkirk School, and graduated from Gus Wetter High School in Castor in 1994. He joined the Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers in 1992, winning the coveted "Diamond in the Rough" Award for being "an unexpected surprise with great promise". They were prophetic words indeed! Shane helped the Blazers win consecutive Memorial Cups in 1993-94, and 1994-95. He was selected as an all-star in 1995, and won the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the Memorial Cup.

In 1995, Shane was drafted seventh overall by the Winnipeg Jets. He is currently in his seventh season with the Phoenix Coyotes, one of only two original Coyotes still with the team since its entry into the NHL. In the 2000-01 hockey season, Shane was one of only four NHL players to have at least 200 hits and 200 shots and is the only player to have accomplished this feat in each of the last two seasons. He was Assistant Captain in 2001-02. In 1999, Shane represented Team Canada at the World Championships in Norway. One of Shane's biggest thrills was scoring the winning overtime goal in game 2 of the Coyotes 1999 playoff series against St. Louis. Another was winning the Memorial Cup with Kamloops.

Shane was inspired to play hockey by his father Bernie, who was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 1971. In his personal life, Shane loves to fly, and is working on his pilot's licence. He loves golf and horse riding. In the off season, he resides in Kamloops with his wife Andrea, daughter Gracie, and son Joshua.