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Arizona Coyotes Discussing A Long Contract Extension For Oliver Ekman-Larsson

from Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports,

The Coyotes are discussing an eight-year contract extension with defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson that would carry an average annual value (AAV) slightly above $8 million, sources familiar with the talks told ArizonaSports.com.

Ekman-Larsson has one year remaining on a six-year, $33 million deal that began in the 2013-14 season and will pay him $7 million in salary for the 2018-19 season. Ekman-Larsson is eligible to sign an extension on July 1.

While other teams, particularly those in Canadian or large U.S. markets, may be able to offer him a higher AAV if he were to reach unrestricted free agency, the lower cost of living in Arizona could mitigate those differences.

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Comments

TreKronor's avatar

I don’t get it. Does he not like winning?

Posted by TreKronor on 05/16/18 at 06:38 PM ET

A-A-ron's avatar

Gila Monsters. Franchise defensemen love them.

Posted by A-A-ron from The Land of Unhealthy Scratching on 05/17/18 at 03:17 PM ET

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