NHL Rumors: 2 Teams Emerge As Top Contenders For Free Agent Matt Dumba

As the NHL offseason progresses, the spotlight remains on free agent defenseman Matt Dumba, whose name has become a focal point of trade rumors.

The Arizona Coyotes and the San Jose Sharks have emerged as the primary contenders vying for the talented right-shot defenseman's signature.

Speculations have intensified, with Elliotte Friedman's recent podcast suggesting that the Coyotes may be leading the race to secure Dumba's services, given their need for defensive reinforcements.

However, the Sharks are not backing down and have actively reached out to gauge his potential interest in joining their team.

Both franchises, despite facing projected challenges in the upcoming season, are eager to acquire Dumba to strengthen their rosters.

The Coyotes' needs make them the ideal fit for Dumba, while the Sharks may offer a more enticing opportunity for the player, who wish to make him Erik Karlsson's replacement on the roster.

The potential contract terms are rumored to be a seven-year deal with Troy Terry's recent contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks expected to be somewhat of a comparison.

This past season, the 28-year-old recorded four goals and 14 points across 79 games played with the Minnesota Wild, his worst point total over his 10-year career. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports