Shane Doan’s Jersey Retirement Night

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Hockey does it right

When I arrived at the Shane Doan jersey retirement, the elevator was filled with NHL dignitaries. Men in blazers, who have traveled from around the country, to make sure they were in place to honor “The Doaner”. The video tributes, the boos for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the tears that streamed down Doan’s face several times and the laughter from the crowd as the stories were spun.

The stories were awesome, the Coyotes put together a classy show.
Doan told stories that brought laughter and tears.

He spoke lovingly about his wife and four children, in a way that choked up most of the those in attendance. He spoke about his faith in God, “I’m here by him, for him, through him”

Media personality Brad Cesmat first rose to fame in Southern California with the launching of "The Mighty 690" all-sports radio station in the late 1980's and early 90's. Brad came to Arizona in 1993 to begin a 10-year run at KTAR Radio followed by nine years at KTVK-TV in Phoenix. Brad is the Founder/ CEO of His vision of multi platform content marketing through sports began in September of 2011. Cesmat has served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army for the last 18 years. He and his wife Chris have four children.