Report: Coyotes have ‘serious interest’ in Rangers’ Stepan


The Arizona Coyotes made a trade Friday evening, acquiring Nick Cousins from Philadelphia. And they may not be done there.

According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Coyotes are among multiple teams that have “serious interest” in New York Rangers center Derek Stepan.

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.