The market for Antoine Vermette has heated up in quite a hurry.
According to his agent Allan Walsh, the free agent centerman has been receiving a ton of interest on the open market and has standing offers from no less than five NHL clubs.
Vermette is expected to announce which offer he has accepted at some point on Monday.
The 34-year old was surprisingly bought out by the Arizona Coyotes earlier this month. Vermette posted 17 goals and 21 assists in 76 games last season, but it's clear the Coyotes want to distribute ice time to younger up-and-comers expected to make the opening night roster..
Vermette is the type of veteran that could add some solid depth to a contender, not to mention him being one of the better faceoff men in the NHL. The Chicago Blackhawks picked up Vermette for their 2014-15 Stanley Cup run and he chipped in seven points in the postseason while recording a stellar 58.7 percent mark on faceoffs.