NHL Rumors: Coyotes Set Asking Price For Lawson Crouse

According to Frank Seravalli, the Arizona Coyotes are looking for a first-round pick and roster player in any trade involving Lawson Crouse.

That is a big price to pay to acquire Crouse, but it's clear that the Coyotes value what he brings immensely. The 24-year-old is starting to take a step forward this season, too. In 52 games, he has 14 goals to go along with 10 assists. He needs just two points to hit a new career-high in, so it has been a year to remember for him. With that, he has remained very physical, and his 149 hits show that perfectly.

The Coyotes are embracing a full-on rebuild, so there's no question that we could see Crouse moved. They showed this past summer that they aren't afraid to trade core players. However, he is also still young enough that they could technically keep him around during it. There have been several teams inquiring about the power forward, though. Thus, there could be a franchise willing to pay this large price out there. 

Crouse has a very affordable $1,533,333 cap hit for the remainder of this season. Given how well he has played this season, he will be getting a notable raise this offseason. That's the case whether he remains with the Coyotes or finds himself a new home before the deadline passes. 

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