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Updated Jan 29, 2014 - 8:48 am

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan notches 500th career assist

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan poses with his 500th career assist puck. (Instagram Photo/@phoenixcoyotes)

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan is certainly no stranger to the record books, and the 17-year veteran added a new notch to his belt Tuesday night in a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

At 3:16 of the second period, Coyotes defenseman buried a shot on the power play to give his team a 2-0 lead. Goals are nice, but it was the set-up pass that made history: Doan recorded the 500th assist of his National Hockey League career.

"It means you've played for probably a long time," he joked after the win. "Especially in my case, when you're not that good, but you've just been around a long time.

"It's obviously something that's pretty unique and special."

Doan is currently sitting in third on the franchise's all-time assists list, chasing Dale Hawerchuk (550) and Thomas Steen (553), both of whom spent far less time with the team than Doan has.

"They spent a lot less time with the organization and they're still ahead of me, so slow and steady I guess," Doan said with a smile.

About the Author


Carter Nacke graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2010. He has been with KTAR since March 2011.

In addition to being a news junkie, Carter enjoys talking sports -- mainly soccer and hockey -- and covers the Arizona Coyotes for ArizonaSports.com.

He is an Arizona native and enjoys traveling.

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