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Jakob Chychrun releases strange statement about where he wants to play next

Published February 10, 2023 at 8:43 PM
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Arizona Coyotes defeceman Jakob Chychrun has had his name in the rumor mill for the past two seasons since issuing his trade request. After a poor, injury-riddled last season, the Coyotes defenseman is having a bounce back season contributing 7 goals and 27 points in 35 games while averaging 23:04 in ice time.

The 24 year old has all the attributes to be a top pairing defenceman. His two-way play style and sharp hockey IQ make him an intriguing piece for a team looking to make a deep playoff run.

The ask remains steep from the Coyotes, two first-round draft picks, including one in this year's draft, as well as a prospect. Chychrun has a team-friendly cap hit of only $4.6 million which runs through the 2024-25 season.

Chychrun released a statement on his preferred destination:


"I want to go to the best team, not the team with the best offer."

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Unfortunately for Chychrun he has little say in the matter. His contract doesn't hold no trade clause rights, which means general manager Bill Armstrong can move Chychrun to the team tabling the best offer.
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Jakob Chychrun releases strange statement about where he wants to play next

Will the Coyotes finally move Jakob Chychrun before the March 3rd trade deadline?

Yes, the trade chatter needs to end with this guy6958.5 %
No, cost to acquire is way too high4941.5 %
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