Golden Knights Acquire Dysin Mayo from Arizona Coyotes

The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired defenseman Dysin Mayo from the Arizona Coyotes.

Going the other way to Arizona is a 2023 fifth-round pick, and the contract of Shea Weber who has been sitting on LTIR. This transaction gives the team some flexibility for the offseason, and makes it easier for the team to operate if they are thinking about acquiring players with multiple years left on their contract. Even though Weber is never going to play again, it would have been something the team would have had to balance during the summer when each team can exceed the salary cap by 10% before getting compliant by the start of the season.

As for Mayo, here’s what the team had to say in the press release.

Mayo, 26, is a seventh-year professional who has played 82 NHL games for the Coyotes in the past two seasons, including 15 in 2022-23. The Victoria, British Columbia, native has four goals and 12 points in his NHL career.

Mayo has played 26 games this season with Arizona’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners, recording seven points (2G, 5A). He has played 284 career AHL games, totaling 49 points (15G, 34A). Mayo has been assigned to the AHL’s Henderson Silver Knights.

More or less this was a money move in which the Coyotes are doing the Golden Knights a solid, but Mayo has some NHL experience to his name that the team can draw upon in a pinch if the team is hit with injuries.