FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Jakob Chychrun to a six-year contract extension. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are extremely pleased to sign Jakob to a six-year contract extension," said Chayka. "Jakob is a young, highly skilled defenseman with an incredibly bright future. He has battled through some adversity with injuries the last two years, but we remain confident that he has the necessary size, talent and work ethic to be one of our core players for many years to come."
"I'm thrilled to be with the Coyotes for the next six years," said Chychrun. "Arizona is where I want to be. I'm excited about our group moving forward and I can't wait to be a big part of it."
Last season, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Chychrun registered 4-10-14 with 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 50 games. The 20-year-old native of Boca Raton, FL has totaled 11-23-34 and 63 PIM in 118 career games with Arizona. Chychrun has played the most games and scored the most goals among all defensemen from the 2016 draft class.
In 2016-17, Chychrun became the youngest player in Coyotes history to make his NHL debut with the team (18 years, 198 days). He also became the youngest player in team history to score a goal and he registered the third-most points in Coyotes history among rookie defensemen.
Chychrun was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the first round (16th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.