Jakob Chychrun of the Ottawa Senators
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Jakob Chychrun Reportedly Wants Out of Ottawa

Published January 17, 2024 at 9:55 PM

What once looked to be a perfect partnership has apparently soured. According to reports circulating online, Jakob Chychrun is no longer interested in remaining with the Ottawa Senators, and it's looking very likely he will be dealt before the trade deadline.

In March of 2023, the Sens exchanged a conditional first-round pick, and two second-rounders with the Arizona in order to get Jakob Chychrun. Chychrun and Ottawa seemed like a perfect fit at the time, with the Senators supposedly ready to become a playoff competitor, while Chychrun would finally get a chance to really showcase his talents, something that was difficult for a defenceman. Then this season happened, and things went south in a hurry for Ottawa, with the team currently third last in the NHL, ahead of only the San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks in terms of points. That has reportedly killed any interest Chychrun had in signing an extension with Ottawa before his contract runs out next year.

"A player to keep an eye on is defenceman Jakob Chychrun.

Acquired from the Arizona Coyotes at last year's deadline, league sources told Postmedia this week that Staios has been listening to expressions of interest from other teams for the 25-year-old Chychrun. Lots of teams are looking for help on defence, including the Edmonton Oilers."

"Per the streets, It seems the 'hometown novelty' has mostly worn off for Jakob Chychrun and his camp in Ottawa. Hearing his interest in being a Sen long-term has diminished greatly.

Very unlikely that he extends, far more likely that he's dealt before becoming a UFA #GoSensGo."

While born and raised in Florida, Chychrun is Canadian and spent a lot of time in Ontario playing during his teenage years.

Chychrun has shown he's an impact player, and will likely fetch a hefty raise above his current $4.6 million per season on his next deal, wherever it happens to be. The Sens could be patient and wait until next season. However, it's unlikely Chychrun would be very happy with that considering the direction the team is headed in.
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Jakob Chychrun Reportedly Wants Out of Ottawa

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