Arizona Coyotes discussing eight-year extension with Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Posted On: May 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Yardbarker

Many have speculated on the future of Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019. Many pointed to the struggles of the Arizona Coyotes as a reason why the superstar defenseman would want to leave in free agency, though he has maintained all along that he loves the city and would stay if possible. Today, that possibility became a little more clear.Craig Morgan of AZ Sports is reporting that the Coyotes are discussing an eight-year extension with Ekman-Larsson, a deal that he would be eligible to sign as early as July 1st. The contract would carry an average annual value of “slightly above $8 million,” which would be a raise on his current $5.5 million cap hit (though he is set to earn $7 million in salary next season).

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