3 Trade Rumors Following the Arizona Coyotes into the 2023-24 Season

Welcome to our 2023-24 season preview trade rumors series that will cover all 32 teams and all of the trade noise surrounding each club heading into this season. It's been a wild summer and there's still lots of business to take care of before the puck is dropped on this upcoming season. Expect to see some trades once training camp gets started as teams see what exactly they have talent wise.

For today, let's make way to the desert and see what the Arizona Coyotes are up to. General manager Bill Armstrong recently signed a contract extension and was given a vote of confidence from ownership. The 'Yotes are in the second phase of their rebuild and are getting closer to finding themselves in the playoff picture in the western conference. As for the trade market, here's three Coyotes' trade rumors that are following the team into the 2023-24 season:

Everyone Checking In On Karel Vejmelka

Over the course of the summer months, there was a lot of interest in Coyotes netminder Karel Vejmelka. Last season the southpaw netminder recorded a 18-24-6 record to go along with a 3.41 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. The Coyotes are not the strongest team defensively so take the numbers with a grain of salt. The 27-year-old netminder has two seasons left on his deal at $2.75 million and does not hold any trade protection. Look for the trade rumors to continue throughout the course of this season.

Draft Picks Next to Go

As the Coyotes creep closer to the playoff picture, look for Armstrong and company to offload some of the team's draft pick capital. Arizona has 20 combined draft picks in the first three rounds the next three drafts. It's a wild amount of picks as they look to refill their system, however they are going to try and make some moves up the standings and will need to dry the well a little to add some more talent throughout the course of this season.

Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba Trade Candidates

Both veterans signed one-year deals so they come in as rentals who basically are going to play the majority of the season in Arizona and get shipped out to the highest bidder come trade deadline. If Arizona is in the thick of the playoff race, yes, there's a chance both stay in the desert. If the 'Yotes struggle, look for both vets to be moved shortly after Christmas.

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