A defensive blueliner who has some offensive tools but hasn’t quite put that part of his game together yet. A better asset in real-life than fantasy unless you play in a deeper multi-cat league.
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January 2022 – Chayka’s 2021-22 return to the OHL after a one-year hiatus in several Russian leagues has been rather successful. Vegas’ second round 2021 draft selection is tied for tenth in scoring among OHL defensemen with seven goals and 15 assists in 27 contests, good for third in total points among all Guelph Storm skaters, and tops among the squad’s blueliners. He is also tied for sixth among league defensemen in power play assists with ten. Thought to be a prime candidate for a spot on the Russian World Junior Championships roster, Chayka was left off the team in favor of an entire squad of players currently training and playing in Russia, but that is by no means a knock on his talent, performance, or future promise. Kevin Wickersham
July 2021 – Chayka was selected in the second round, 38th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard
February 2021 – A defensive-minded blueliner, Daniil Chayka generally doesn’t wind up on highlight reels but he gets the job done. With his long reach and excellent