Jakob Chychrun
Jakob Chychrun
20-Year-Old DefensemanD
Arizona Coyotes
IR-NR
Injury Knee
Est. Return 10/30/2018
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Chychrun is a toolsy competitor who could eventually mature into an elite NHL defenseman. At 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, the dual (American-Canadian) citizen exhibits supreme two-way awareness and appears cut from the same cloth as 2016 Norris Trophy winner Drew Doughty of the Kings. Unfortunately, knee problems have impeded his development. Chychrun sustained a significant injury to the joint while preparing for the 2017-18 campaign -- he would then opt for knee surgery in April after providing four goals, 10 assists and a plus-2 rating over 50 contests. The lefty shooter -- a product of the OHL's Sarnia Sting -- has recorded 11 goals and 23 helpers for a 0.28 points-per-game pace heading into this third season. Early signs point to Chychrun making a full recovery before training camp rolls around, giving him sleeper appeal as a defender locked in at 20-plus minutes per game. Read Past Outlooks
Still not cleared for contact
DArizona Coyotes
Knee
October 2, 2018
Per coach Rick Tocchet, Chychrun (knee) has yet to be cleared for contact, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Chychrun is reportedly ahead of schedule in his rehab from ACL surgery, but the Coyotes aren't going to rush him back before he's fully recovered. The 2016 first-round pick will be placed on injured reserve for the start of the campaign, and may head to the minors on a conditioning stint once he's cleared to play. There's still no official timetable for the American blueliner's return to action, but he's definitely trending in the right direction.
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#4 Left Defenseman
ARI LD PP Depth Chart
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
16:40
0:31
1:08
2017–18
20:15
2:02
0:12
2017 Fantasy Outlook
Offseason knee surgery clouds Chychrun's fantasy outlook heading into the 2017-18 campaign, but everything he did last year as a rookie was promising. His 1.09 points per 60 minutes at five-on-five ranked 14th among all defenseman with at least 750 minutes, and he posted 20 points despite averaging just 31 seconds of power-play time per game. Chychrun owns the size, skating ability and offensive acumen to be an excellent virtual asset down the road, and he's likely to develop into a go-to defender for the Coyotes even sooner. He's also unlikely to receive the minutes or power-play looks to show significant offensive improvement this season.
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Won't be rushed back despite rehab progress
DArizona Coyotes
Knee
September 15, 2018
Chychrun (knee) is ahead of schedule, but the Coyotes will not rush him back, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
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Return date unknown
DArizona Coyotes
Knee
September 12, 2018
Chychrun (knee) will not be with the regulars to start training camp and remains without a timeline for his return, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
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On verge of skating again
DArizona Coyotes
Knee
August 8, 2018
Chychrun (knee) has been given medical clearance to resume skating and his return to the ice is imminent, Craig Morgan of NHL.com reports.
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Hitting ice soon
DArizona Coyotes
Knee
July 7, 2018
Chychrun (knee) is expected to get back on the ice soon, according to GM John Chayka, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports.
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Expected back for training camp
DArizona Coyotes
Knee
April 9, 2018
Chychrun will undergo surgery to repair a knee injury but is expected to be healthy for next season's training camp, Craig Morgan of NHL.com reports.
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