Retired Arizona Coyotes legend Shane Doan will serve as a pallbearer at John McCain's memorial on Thursday. 

McCain, an American war hero, senator and former presidential candidate, passed away on Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. The 81-year-old was from Arizona and become friends with Doan during his long career with the Coyotes. 

Doan released a statement over the weekend paying tribute to the late senator.

“Senator McCain was a shining example of what a modern leader should be. 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 honored 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 Cindy and all the family during this difficult time.”

Arizona Diamondbacks great Luis Gonzalez and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will also be pallbearers. 

The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at the North Phoenix Baptist Church.