National Hockey League roundup

National Hockey League roundup
By Reuters

19/06/2017 at 23:49Updated 19/06/2017 at 23:51

June 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Longtime captain Shane Doan will not be returning to the Arizona Coyotes even if he is not selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in Wednesday's expansion draft.

Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway announced in a statement on Monday that the team will not offer a contract to the 40-year-old Doan, who was told over the weekend that he is no longer part of the team's plans.

Doan is the franchise leader in a number of categories, including games played (1,540), goals (402), assists (570) and points (972).

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Former NHL coach and player Ron Wilson and longtime Boston University coach Jack Parker head a five-member class for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

The class, announced by USA Hockey, also included longtime NHL player Scott Young, three-time Olympic women's team coach Ben Smith and Kevin Collins, a retired NHL referee.

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The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Joonas Lyytinen to a two-year entry-level contract.

Lyytinen, 22, played his fourth season with KalPa of the Finnish League in 2016-17, helping the club to a silver medal while tying for fourth in postseason points with seven (two goals, five assists) among defensemen.

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