Arizona Coyotes Rumors: Winger Becoming Trade Target

To say that the Arizona Coyotes face an uncertain summer is an understatement. Their best player has already given them an ultimatum to give him clarity on a sense of direction for the franchise's future (on and off the ice). Now comes word that another top Coyotes forward is garnering interest on the trade market. 

According to NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman, the 'Yotes are receiving calls about Lawson Crouse. 

With the team making a modest improvement in their rebuild this season, they're hoping to convince their better players to stick around. But stick around where, exactly, is the big question, as the team currently doesn't have a home after the end of the 2023-24 season. 

Rival teams are likely sensing the desperation around some of the Coyotes players with all of the uncertainty, and it's no surprise that they're asking about Crouse as a trade target. 

The power forward had a career year in his 7th season in Arizona, with 24 goals and 21 assists while also taking on a leadership role with the younger players in the locker room.

The 25-year-old just signed a five-year, $21.5 million contract extension last summer, and at a $4.3M AAV, there are several teams that would covet the fast-improving forward. 


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