PITTSBURGH — Penguins general manager Ray Shero isn’t finished in his attempts to make some noise in free agency.
According to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Shero has made an offer to free agent winger Shane Doan.
Doan, 35, has spent his entire career with the Phoenix Coyotes and hit the free agent market as one of the league’s more desired players. He scored 22 goals and totaled 50 points as captain of the Coyotes, adding five goals and four assists in 16 playoff games — the longest playoff run in franchise history.
Pittsburgh is interested in bringing in a scoring winger to skate alongside Sidney Crosby. The Penguins originally targeted Zach Parise, but he signed with Minnesota along with another Penguins target, defenseman Ryan Suter.
Doan appears to be the final free agent attempt for the Penguins to add quality scoring depth. Shero said after the decisions of Parise and Suter that any acquisitions moving forward would likely be via trade.
Doan, as previously mentioned, is a hot commodity. He made $4.5 million last season and has been approached by several other NHL teams about a contract.
He’s reportedly interested in a multi-year deal.
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