Analyst Lists 8 Trade Destinations for Jakob Chychrun

The Jakob Chychrun trade talk is heating up, as the Ottawa Senators are likely to move on from the veteran defenseman who has just one year remaining on his deal at $4.6 million, and they are unlikely to extend. The Sens already have  Jake Sanderson and Thomas Chabot  on the blueline signed to expensive long-term deals. 

After a 14-goal campaign, Chychryn has compiled the fifth-most goals of all d-men over the last five NHL seasons. 

With that, Matt Larkin of Daily Faceoff has listed eight potential landing spots for the former first-rounder (16th overall, 2016 NHL Draft). 

  • Boston Bruins
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Dallas Stars
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Florida Panthers
  • LA Kings
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Winnipeg Jets

The Bruins don't seem like a true fit, as they currently wouldn't have the assets to entice Ottawa in a deal. The Devils are pretty full-up on defense if everyone is healthy, and they've just acquired a No. 1 goaltender as well in Jacob Markstrom. Seems like a long-shot here as well.

The Blackhawks are a potential fit, as we discussed earlier this week, due to some family ties between Chychrun and the Chicago head coach

For Dallas, they could be losing Chris Tanev in free agency, while Ryan Suter could be bought out, leaving room on the Stars blueline for this to make sense.

The Florida Panthers, who currently have their hands full in the Stanley Cup Final, have been rumored to be a Chychrun destination for years, with Southern Florida being his birthplace. Plus they'll have 3 d-men hitting unrestricted free agency as of July 1st in Brandon Montour, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Dmitry Kulikov

The Jets make a ton of sense in a number of areas: Key blueliners Dylan DeMelo and Brendan Dillon are hitting free agency, so the need is there, plus they could offer up something of great value that the Senators could use: 25-goal scorer Nikolaj Ehlers. However, Chychrun's 10-team no-trade list could very well have Winnipeg on it.

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