Longtime NHL player and former Winnipeg Jet Shane Doan will serve as a pallbearer at U.S. Sen. John McCain‘s memorial service.
Doan retired following the 2016-17 NHL campaign after spending 21 seasons with the Winnipeg Jets/Arizona Coyotes. He will be a part of the service on Thursday.
“Senator McCain was a shining example of what a modern leader should be,” Doan said in a statement.
“He represented Arizona and the United States with class and dignity, and the courage and incredible strength that he demonstrated, in every test a man could face, impacted everyone who simply heard his story. His love for life was contagious and his passion for his family, state, country and Arizona sports teams left you optimistic and energized. I am so honoured to have been able to call Senator McCain my friend, and am grateful to his family for allowing my family to be a part of their lives. Our hearts go out to (his wife) Cindy and all the family during this difficult time.”
McCain passed away Saturday at the age of 81 at his Arizona home after a battle with brain cancer.