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YouTube: Steve and Gregg Reaction to Chychrun Deal

In their long journey to find another top four defenceman, the Ottawa Senators have had their eye on Arizona Coyotes defenceman Jakob Chychrun for a long time.

With less than 48 hours until the NHL trade deadline, the two sides finally made a deal, with the Coyotes sending Chychrun to Ottawa.

For a lot of reasons, this looks like an outstanding deal for Senators’ GM Pierre Dorion. He gets an excellent, 6-foot-2, 220 pound defenceman in Chychrun, who turns 25 this month. Not only does he upgrade Ottawa’s blue line for a very late playoff push, he’s not a 90 day rental, which is even more important. Chychrun is under contract for two more years after this and now in a position to grow with the Senators young core.

In return for Chychrun, Dorion parts with:

  • Ottawa’s 2023 first round pick (Conditional)

  • Washington’s 2024 second round pick (Conditional)

  • Ottawa’s 2026 second round pick (OTT)

By Steve Warne | Sens Nation Hockey


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