Hurricanes wait and see about free agent Doan

calexander@newsobserver.comJuly 9, 2012 

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 20: Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes poses after winning the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, during the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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A lot of people are waiting on Shane Doan, including the Carolina Hurricanes.

Doan, the Phoenix Coyotes’ captain, is an unrestricted free agent, and many expect the veteran forward eventually will re-sign with the Coyotes. But there are several NHL teams lined up ready to make offers if Doan wants to move.

Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, confirmed Monday the Hurricanes were one of the teams interested in Doan.

Doan, 35, became a free agent July 1 but let it be known he would wait at least until Monday to gain more information on the franchise ownership situation before making a decision. A July 9 date had been set by the city of Glendale, Ariz., for gathering signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot concerning the lease agreement for prospective owner Greg Jamison.

Other teams interested in signing Doan reportedly include the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings.

In 16 years in the NHL, Doan has scored 316 goals and has 788 points.

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