GARRIOCH: Senators pull off a blockbuster by buying Arizona defenceman Jakob Chychrun


Pierre Dorion has scored his long-awaited right-shot defenceman.

With lower than 48 hours till Friday’s NHL commerce deadline, the Ottawa Senators acquired Arizona Coyotes defenceman Jakob Chychrun on Wednesday evening and weren’t compelled to surrender any of the membership’s high prospects.

Sure, the Senators paid a excessive worth, however they have been capable of maintain onto the likes of goaltender Mads Sogaard and prospect winger Ridly Greig.

The Senators acquired Chychrun from the Coyotes in change for a first-round decide in 2023, a second-round decide in 2024 and second-round choice in 2026. Talks between these two groups have been happening for a number of months.

These are the situations: The 2023 first-round decide is top-five protected. If met, the decide turns into a ’24 first-round unprotected decide. Moreover, ought to Ottawa attain the 2023 Jap Convention last, the second-round decide turns into a 2024 first-round high 10-protected. If that situation is met, the decide turns into 2025 first-round unprotected.

Dorion was thrilled to convey Chychrun into the fold.

“A defenceman we’ve coveted, Jakob is massive and performs imposing. He possesses a high quality talent set; he defends arduous and is extremely expert. He makes use of his heavy shot with accuracy and is efficient at creating offence as a risk on the offensive blue line,” stated Dorion.

Extra later.

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