The Arizona Coyotes will look to trade off assets this summer in their attempt to be a cellar dweller next season and get the best odds to draft Connor Bedard at the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.
One asset the Yotes are looking to trade this summer is Lawson Crouse. NHL trade rumors had the Philadelphia Flyers interested in a Crouse trade last season. The Flyers and Coyotes could revisit that trade this summer as the Flyers love players with size, Crouse is 6’4″.
Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff reports, Crouse and the Coyotes haven’t been able to come to terms on an contract extension. He is due for a raise after coming off his first career 20-goal season.
Crouse, 25, made $1,533,333 last year and will likely seek a contract worth $3-$4 million/year. Crouse still has two more years to go before he can become an unrestricted free agent.
Crouse was drafted 11th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2015 NHL entry draft. Currently he has a total 110 points in 346 games played, and 2 playoffs points in 9 games played.