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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Jakob Chychrun

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Defenseman
  • Date of birth: March 31, 1998
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Sarnia, OHL

Scouting Report

"A complete defenseman. Excellent skater who plays with confidence and poise. Possesses high-end hockey sense and passing ability. Very good offensive instincts with a powerful shot. Plays a sound defensive game and is rarely found out of position. Highly reliable and consistent while displaying strong leadership qualities." - NHL Central Scouting

Profile

  • Began playing hockey in his home state of Florida with the Juniors Everblades and the Florida Jr. Panthers organizations.
  • Drafted by the Youngstown Phantoms in the 2013 USHL draft.
  • Played his minor midget season for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens in the GTHL.
  • In 2014, he became the first minor midget player to play for Team Ontario at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge.
  • Selected first overall by the Sarnia Sting in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.
  • Nephew of former Ottawa Sentors' defenseman Luke Richardson.

Chychrun focused on being best athlete he can be

"The biggest thing my dad told me was that the only thing you can control is how hard you work; I can't even tell you how many times he said that before a game. Ever since I was 10 years old I always knew I wanted to be a hockey player so I spent a lot of hours training to become one. I love what I do." - Jakob Chychrun

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