Stepan, who turns 27 years old on Sunday, has consistently been able to go beyond the 50-point plateau, with 17 goals and 55 points last season, and would certainly be a boost to Arizona’s crop of talented young forwards.
He’s entering the third year of a six-year, $39 million contract that comes with an annual cap hit of $6.5 million. That deal also includes a no-trade clause that kicks in for next season, per CapFriendly.
The expansion draft trade/waiver freeze goes into effect on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.
Stay tuned, because it might get crazy before then.