We finally know the price to pay to acquire young defenseman Jakob Chychrun

Published August 20, 2022 at 1:55

It's been a few months since the name of Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun has been mentioned in several trade rumors and yet, he is still a member of the Coyotes.

But in the last few days, the Ottawa Senators have shown interest in the 24-year-old defenseman, who is still under contract with the Coyotes for three more seasons at an annual salary of $4.6 million.

It must be said that in the current market, this is a real bargain and therefore his value is very high. By the way on this subject, Marco Normandin, from Habsolumentfan.com, reports that the price to acquire his services would be very high right now.

According to TSN's Shawn Simpson, the Coyotes' asking price would be similar to what the Chicago Blackhawks paid to acquire defenseman Seth Jones from the Columbus Blue Jackets last summer.

Jones was dealt to Chicago in return for defenseman Adam Boqvist, two first-round picks, 12th overall in 2021 and 6th overall this year, and a second-round pick in 2021.

We agree, this is a huge return. Should we expect that the Coyotes might be able to get the exact same return for Chychrun?

Most likely, because with his contract being a real bargain, it makes sense that the Coyotes are currently asking for the moon for the young defenseman's services.

But since the Senators have already paid a lot of money to acquire Alex DeBrincat, it will be interesting to see if Pierre Dorion will still want to sacrifice high draft picks to further accelerate the Senators' rebuild, which seems to be well underway.

However, should the Senators change their minds, it's a safe bet that many other NHL teams will be calling the Coyotes' GM to ask about Chychrun.
August 20   |   198 answers
We finally know the price to pay to acquire young defenseman Jakob Chychrun

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