7/12/22 | 1:30 PM: Staple writes that Copp’s reported ask for a new contract was seven-years around $5.5 million. (The Athletic)
He adds that Motte is seeking a multi-year deal around $2 million per season. (The Athletic)
9:34 AM: Emily Kaplan writes at ESPN.com that both Copp and Tyler Motte “will test their options” in free agency and that “there already seems to be interest brewing for both.”
9:10 AM: Arthur Staple tweets that the Rangers are OUT on Andrew Copp after discussions this weekend.
It was reported last week that both Copp and Ryan Strome were likely going to become free agents.
It has been reported since the middle of the playoffs that Copp was likely seeking a deal similar to Zach Hyman (7-years, $5.5 million per season), or Phillip Danault (six-years, $5.5 million per season)
Adam Rotter: This isn’t all that surprising as Copp is about to cash in on a much bigger deal than the Rangers can offer. He was a really good fit with the Rangers and it seemed like he was coming back, but his skill set and experience make him one of the most sought after players on the market.