Coyotes Rumors: 3 Players Who Won't Be Traded By Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes are starting to turn the corner as a franchise, even though they play on a University campus. The 'Yotes sit with a 19-14-2 record, good for the second wild card spot in the Western Conference.

While GM Bill Armstrong is set in his ways when it comes to drafting players, Arizona is open to just about anything on the trade market as they look to add some impact players for a Stanley Cup Playoff push. 

Look for the Coyotes to make a trade ahead of the March 8th trade deadline, however, don't expect to see any of these three players included:

Connor Ingram

Ingram is the new #1 in Arizona and has taken over the ranks from Karel Vejmelka. The 26-year-old was claimed on waivers and has taken off in the desert, finding his game and recording a 13-7-0 record along with a 2.49 GAA and .919 Sv.%. While Vejmelka has been linked to a few different teams this season, look for Ingram and his $1.95 million contract through 2025-26 sticking around long term. 

Conor Geekie

Geekie made Team Canada's World Junior team and stood out for his size and physicality. He's a former first-round pick who is chomping at the bit for some NHL action. At 6-foot-3, he's right up Armstrong's ally when it comes to prospects. Geekie is expected to head back to the WHL and continue to dominant for the rest of the 2023-24 season and he'll be on the cusp to make the team next season. Geekie won't be moved ahead of the trade deadline, regardless of what type of impact player the Coyotes land as he's as untouchable as they come.

Sean Durzi

There's been a lot of teams calling about Durzi, but so far, even though there hasn't been much for contract extension talks, don't expect to see the Coyotes move the versatile defenseman. Durzi has found a home in Arizona and has taken his game to the next level, and is on pace for career high numbers across the board. Durzi needs a new deal, but that will come. For now, he'll be a top-four D for the Coyotes and don't expect to see Armstrong including the 25-year-old in any move.

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