Arizona Coyotes Rumors: 3 Offseason Trade Candidates

Welcome to NHL Trade Rumors' Offseason Trade Candidates series. During it, we will be looking at three players from each team who could be moved during the summer. 

In this latest edition of the series, we will be focusing on the rebuilding Arizona Coyotes.

Lawson Crouse: Lawson Crouse was starting to get a lot of attention in the rumor mill before the trade deadline passed, but the Coyotes opted to keep him around. However, trade talks are likely to pick up during the summer, as teams around the league will have more money to work with. Crouse has the potential to net the Coyotes a big return, too, as he carries an affordable $4.3 million cap hit until the end of the 2026-27 season. 

Nick Schmaltz: Nick Schmaltz is another Coyote who was talked about a lot leading up to the deadline. He is one of the most underrated top-six forwards in the league, and several clubs would love to acquire him. The 27-year-old is once again having a strong season this campaign as well, as he has 21 goals and 47 points in 51 games played. Expect teams like the Colorado Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, and Calgary Flames to have him on their radar. 

Karel Vejmelka: Karel Vejmelka was also a trade candidate from the Coyotes at the deadline, and this is likely to continue during the offseason. The 26-year-old has shown that he can be a solid starting netminder, and it also does not hurt that he carries an affordable $2.725 million cap hit until the end of the 2024-25 season.

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