Antoine Vermette C PHO 2 Months

The Arizona Coyotes would like to ink Antoine Vermette to an extension.

The value of top-six centers has gone up though and Vermette would be in for a big payday if he simply becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2015. The Coyotes might still be able to keep him, but he'll probably demand a substantial upgrade over his current five-year, $18.75 million deal.

Antoine Vermette C PHO 5 Months

Antoine Vermette scored a team high 24 goals in 2013-14.

Vermette was originally slotted to be the third line center for the Coyotes at the start of the season but his scoring and ability at the face off dot changed all of that. "I'm pleased with the way I played," Vermette said. "I think if you look at the statistics, sometimes it doesn't show. It shows a little bit but not as much as you might think. I try to grow my game, different areas of the game. It was a successful year for me, but it's a bad taste. You want to do it and win and ultimately, you want to be successful as a team." Vermette also led all forwards playing an average of 19:21 minutes per game.

Antoine Vermette C PHO 6 Months

Antoine Vermette had an assist in a 2-1 shootout defeat to Winnipeg.

With that, Vermette has reached the 45 point mark with six games remaining. He also has 24 goals, giving him an outside chance of reaching his career-high of 27 markers set in 2009-10.

Antoine Vermette C PHO 6 Months

Antoine Vermette scored the game-winning goal in the Coyotes' 2-1 win on Thursday.

It was Vermette's fourth game-winning goal in 2013-14 and the 25th of his career. He now has 23 goals and 43 points in 70 games this season, which is nothing exciting by fantasy standards, but is more-or-less in line with his preseason expectations.

Antoine Vermette C PHO 6 Months

Antoine Vermette had an assist in the Coyotes' 3-1 win on Tuesday.

That puts Vermette on a three-game point streak. He has 22 goals and 41 points in 66 contests this season.

Antoine Vermette C PHO 7 Months

Antoine Vermette scored his sixth goal in five games against the Canucks this season late in the first period, and it stood up to give the Phoenix Coyotes a 1-0 win at Arena Tuesday.

Vermette now has 22 goals and 16 assists in 62 games this season. Veteran forward Shane Doan and Brandon McMillan assisted the goal. It was McMillan's first point of the season.

Antoine Vermette C PHO 8 Months

Antoine Vermette had an assist on Saturday as he extended his consecutive points streak to 10 games.

Vermette has eight goals and 13 points during the streak and now has 21 goals and 37 points in 58 games so he has recovered from a poor first half of the season in which he had only 12 goals and 23 points in 41 games. His points production on special teams has been good as he has six power play goals and three shorthanded goals to go with five power play assists.

Antoine Vermette C PHO 8 Months

Antoine Vermette scored a goal in Phoenix's 3-1 loss to Dallas Tuesday night at Arena.

Red-hot Vermette scored his team-leading 21st goal of to give Phoenix a 1-0 lead midway through the second period. Vermette's goal was his ninth in 10 games and extended his career-best point streak to eight games.

Antoine Vermette C PHO 8 Months

Antoine Vermette scored a goal in Phoenix's 3-2 loss to Buffalo Thursday evening.

He is now on a six-game point streak and he has eight goals and two assists in his last eight games. David Moss scored the other goal for the Coyotes. Mikkel Boedker registered an assist in the loss and he is now on a four-game point streak.

Antoine Vermette C PHO 8 Months

Antoine Vermette is on a five-game point streak.

Vermette followed up his hat trick on Sunday with a goal and an assist in Tuesday's contest. He now has 19 goals and 32 points in 53 contests this season.