Jakob Chychrun

Keith Duggan

2016-10-14

Jakob Chychrun - Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Jakob Chychrun, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 194

Born: 1998-03-31

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL, USA

Drafted 16th overall in 2016 by the Arizona Coyotes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2016- Chychrun has made the Coyotes, and will begin the season with the big club. While Michael Stone and Kevin Connauton on the injured reserve helped, Chychrun fully earned this with an excellent camp. Whether it's beyond a nine-game trial is another question but so far Chychrun has been very impressive. Keith Duggan

October 2016- Jakob Chychrun has had an outstanding main camp and preseason for the Coyotes so far, making it very difficult for the team to send the 18-year-old back to the OHL. "He has been one of our better defenseman," Coyotes general manager John Chayka recently said. In Chychrun's four preseason games so far he has played 22:51, 23:56, 24:12 and 26:18 – not exactly 18-year-old rookie minutes. At this point it looks like Chychrun will at least remain with the Coyotes for a nine-game trial. Keith Duggan

August 2016- After a very strong rookie development camp with the Coyotes in July, Jakob Chychrun was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract. Despite being physically ready for the NHL, with Arizona suddenly deep on defense, expect Chychrun to play at least one more season in the OHL. Keith Duggan

June 2016- Originally thought as one of the top prospects and best defenseman for the 2016 draft, as the season wore on Jakob Chychrun saw his stock fall, even to the point were some scouts had him rated as the fourth or fifth top rearguard by year's end. That trend continued on draft day, but the Coyotes made a shrewd move, trading the 20th pick, Joe Vitale and a second-round pick (53rd overall) to move up and select Chychrun 16th overall while taking on Pavel Datsyuk's cap hit for the 2016-17 season also. The left-shot defenseman finished fourth among OHL bluel