Larsson, 29, has six seasons remaining on a contract that carries an average annual value of $8.25 million, and an annual salary of $10.5 million for each of the next three seasons, a trade will be no easy task.
GM Bill Armstrong will be looking to trade Ekman-Larsson this off-season. Craig Morgan of AZ Coyotes Insider reports Oliver Ekman-Larsson appears to understand that it is time to move on and get a fresh start. The ownership group has made it clear that it does not want him.
Morgan went on to say, the plan for the Coyotes is to explore whatever trade options exist, and then check with Ekman-Larsson’s camp to see if the destination is desirable.
One option could be the Edmonton Oilers since Dave Tippett is the coach and Ekman-Larsson played well under Tippett when he was the coach of the Coyotes.