NHL source just confirmed to me that an Eastern Conference team has offered Coyotes Captain Shane Doan a 4-year deal worth more than 30 mill
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) July 13, 2012
As always this time of year, take that information with a grain of salt. But if it’s true, then we probably have the high bar in the Doan contract offers, both in terms of length and money offered.
Doan, who will be 36 in October, made $4.55 million last season, his 16th with the Coyotes. A four-year, $30 million deal would average out to $7.5 million per season — or about what Zach Parise got for his 13-year contract with the Wild.
Any number of Eastern Conference teams could be interested in Doan, including the Rangers, Devils and Penguins. All three of those franchises, coincidentally, have money to spend under the salary cap.
We’re not sure yet if the Wings have made an official offer to Doan, though GM Ken Holland said Detroit would be interested — and Doan’s agent said the forward would return that interest, though Bross has linked Doan to just about every team in the league.
It’s hard to imagine any team topping the deal that’s reportedly on the table for Doan.