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Report: Shane Doan’s contract has a no-movement clause

2012 NHL Awards - Portraits

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 20: Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes poses for a portrait during the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Shane Doan’s new four-year, $21.2 million contract includes a no-movement clause, RDS reports.

(Let’s take a moment for a wave of “too bad the Phoenix Coyotes don’t have a no-movement clause” jokes.)

It’s well-documented that the Coyotes’ captain has spent his entire NHL career with the Winnipeg/Phoenix franchise, so it shouldn’t be surprising that he received an NMC. Especially considering the many free agent suitors he attracted.

On the other hand, many will view that clause as a risk.

Doan will turn 36 in October and while he’s been remarkably durable for a power forward, his rugged style could wear his body down.

He scored 22 goals and 50 points in 79 games during the franchise’s most successful season yet.