Arizona Coyotes trade D Shayne Gostisbehere to Hurricanes

Mar 1, 2023, 3:03 PM | Updated: 4:18 pm
Shayne Gostisbehere #14 of the Arizona Coyotes passes the puck during the NHL game at Mullett Arena...
Shayne Gostisbehere #14 of the Arizona Coyotes passes the puck during the NHL game at Mullett Arena on January 10, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sharks defeated the Coyotes 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes are trading defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2026 third-round pick, the team announced Wednesday.

“We appreciate everything that Shayne has done for the Coyotes the past two seasons,” general manager Bill Armstrong said in a statement. “He is the consummate professional and we wish him all the best in the future.”

Gostisbehere arrived in Arizona two offseasons ago from the Philadelphia Flyers, where he had spent his first seven seasons in the NHL. Philadelphia attached a 2022 second-round and seventh-round pick to get off of the last two years of Gostisbehere’s salary, which is now an expiring contract worth $4.5 million.

The veteran blue-liner provided a rebuilding Coyotes team with a reliable contributor in their group of defensemen. Gostisbehere played all 82 games last year, and during each of his two seasons in Arizona, he was second on the team in average ice time per game. The leader of that category, Jakob Chrychrun, was moved on Wednesday too.

Gostisbehere has 31 points, tied for the third-most on the Coyotes, with 10 goals and 21 assists.

The trade of Gostisbehere is the latest from Armstrong in dealing away key pieces of the team for draft picks as Arizona began its rebuild after the 2019-20 season.

For the upcoming 2023 NHL Draft, the Coyotes have two extra third-rounders and a bonus fifth-rounder as well. 2024 brings a pair of acquired second-round and third-round picks, plus a fourth-rounder, and 2025 offers three extra second-round picks from trades and a third-rounder. A few of these picks, such as the 2023 third-round pick, are conditional.

The 2026 third-round pick from the Gostisbehere trade is the first selection Armstrong has brought in from that upcoming draft.

Arizona Coyotes

Clayton Keller #9 of the Arizona Coyotes celebrates with teammate Juuso Valimaki #4 after scoring a...
Arizona Sports

Clayton Keller breaks Coyotes’ point streak record with spinning goal in loss vs. Avs

Clayton Keller extended his points streak to 12 games, and no other player since the franchise relocated has hit that mark.
19 hours ago
General manager Bill Armstrong of the Arizona Coyotes talks during the first round of the 2022 Uppe...
Arizona Sports

Coyotes’ Armstrong admires team fight as draft lottery position unfolds

The NHL’s top record was done by midseason thanks to Boston, but the chase for the worst mark remains up for grabs in the final three weeks.
2 days ago
Team Owner, Chairman and Governor Andrew Barroway of the Arizona Coyotes greets fan during a red ca...
Arizona Sports

NHL suspends Coyotes minority owner after arrest for strangulation charge

The NHL said it is aware of the arrest of Arizona Coyotes minority owner Andrew Barroway and has suspended him indefinitely.
2 days ago
EDMONTON, CANADA - MARCH 22: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against Nick Schmaltz...
Associated Press

Connor McDavid’s 60th goal gives Coyotes OT loss to Oilers

The Arizona Coyotes dropped their second loss in a road back-to-back after Connor McDavid scored his 60th goal of the year in overtime.
5 days ago
The spot light shines on Lawson Crouse #67 of the Arizona Coyotes after he scores a goal against th...
Associated Press

Coyotes’ 4-game winning streak ends after loss to Jets

The Arizona Coyotes had won six out of their last seven games and four straight before a loss to the Jets on Tuesday.
6 days ago
Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller celebrates with center Nick Schmaltz (8) after scoring a ...
Kevin Zimmerman

Fanatics to replace Adidas as NHL jersey provider in 2024-25

Fanatics is taking over as the NHL's jersey provider beginning in 2024-25. Adidas has made NHL jerseys since 2017.
6 days ago
Arizona Coyotes trade D Shayne Gostisbehere to Hurricanes