Senators Rumors: Rumored Asking Price For Jakob Chychrun Revealed

The Ottawa Senators are actively exploring trade options for defenseman Jakob Chychrun, setting a high asking price for the 26-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract with a $4.6 million cap hit and a 10-team no-trade list. 

According to league executives, the Senators are seeking a first- and second-round pick or a high-end prospect in exchange for Chychrun, reflecting his value as a top-tier defenseman who can significantly impact any team's blue line, according to Bruce Garrioch of The Ottawa Sun.

Several teams have expressed interest in Chychrun, including the Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, and Chicago Blackhawks, as noted by Garrioch.

The Senators' management believes that the upcoming NHL Draft provides a prime opportunity to move Chychrun and potentially acquire a right-shot defenseman or clear cap space for future acquisitions. 

This move is part of a broader strategy to balance the roster and leverage their depth on the left side of their defense, with promising talents like Thomas Chabot and Jake Sanderson already in the lineup.

President of hockey operations and general manager Steve Staios is focused on enhancing the team's competitiveness and ending their seven-year playoff drought. 

In addition to exploring the potential trade of Chychrun, the Senators have already made one significant move, acquiring goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Boston Bruins. 

This past season, Chychrun put up 14 goals and 27 assists for 41 total points over 82 games played, along with a -30 plus/minus rating and 154 blocked shots.

These efforts reflect Staios's commitment to addressing key areas of need, building a competitive team around core players like Brady Tkachuk and Tim Stutzle, and ensuring newly hired head coach Travis Green has a robust roster for the upcoming season.

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