Reports: Coyotes testing market, listening to offers on Max Domi
The Arizona Coyotes are not shopping their young forward Max Domi, but are willing to hear if anyone is interested, according to multiple reports.
Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on Tuesday, Arizona won’t be shy about an opportunity to trade the 22-year-old.
It has been a hard year for the talented forward. The Coyotes are prepared to give him a fresh start, pending a fair offer. If it doesn’t come before the deadline, expect it at the draft. I do think Montreal will took a look, but I don’t know if that’s going anywhere.
Friedman also reported on Saturday the Coyotes are “looking around to see if there is interest” in Domi.
According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the recent reports don’t necessarily mean the Coyotes are shopping Domi, but they will hear what others teams have to offer.
The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun reported the same notion.
I don’t think the Coyotes are shopping him, but as stated above, they would listen if a team made a serious offer that made sense.
Coyotes general manager John Chayka commented on the rumors surrounding Domi to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Craig Morgan in early February.
“Teams ask about him because of his struggles,” he said.
Chayka said he is not shopping Domi but he said he would “listen on anything.”
Domi was the 12th overall pick by the Coyotes in the 2012 NHL Draft.
One of the most heralded prospects for the Coyotes in this decade, Domi delivered in his rookie season. He finished third among all rookies in points with 18 goals and 34 assists for a total of 52 points.
His 2016-17 campaign would be impacted by a hand injury that had him sidelined nearly two months. He put up nine goals and 38 points in 59 games, maintaining the 0.64 points per game he achieved in his rookie season.
This season, he has seen a drop-off playing more center. Domi has scored only four goals and recorded 25 points in 57 games. His -20 plus-minus is the lowest of his career by a good margin.
Domi will be a restricted free agent this offseason.