Jakob Chychrun
Image: OHL

Jakob Chychrun


Boca Raton Florida

Currently Playing In:






Eligible for draft:









1st Round (16th Overall), 2016


215 lbs.

<<<<<<< Updated upstream

2013-14: Jakob Chychrun, who played for the Little Ceasers program the season prior, competed for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens of the GTHL. In 29 games for that team, Chychrun scored 16 goals and added 27 assists for 43 points, then added five goals and eight assists in 14 playoff games. The Canadiens won the Kraft Cup as league champions, then took home the silver medal at the 2014 OHL Cup. Chychrun was named to the Team Ontario squad that competed at the 2014 World U17 Hockey Challenge, where he scored a goal and added three assists in five games. Chychrun was the first overall pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, where he was chosen by the Sarnia Sting. He is the son of former NHL defenseman Jeff Chychrun and the nephew of another former NHL defenseman, Luke Richardson.

2014-15: Chychrun competed in his OHL rookie season with Sarnia, albeit an injury-shortened one. In 42 games for the Sting, Chychrun scored 16 goals and added 17 assists for 33 points. he was named to the league’s First All-Rookie Team, and to the OHL Third All-Star Team.

2015-16: Chychrun skated in his second season with the Sarnia Sting. He took part in Team Canada’s U20 selection camp, but failed to make the team. Chychrun competed for Team Cherry at the 2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, where he was named the team captain after Tyler Benson was unable to take part in that game. Chychrun competed for Team Canada at the 2016 U18 World Championship in April. Chychrun was ranked second among North American skaters for the 2016 NHL Draft by NHL Central Scouting in their midterm rankings, and he is currently ranked fifth overall by ISS Hockey. Chychrun was chosen in the first round, 16th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Arizona Coyotes.


2016 NHL Draft: NTDP’s Matthews tops the ISS Hockey December rankings

by ISS
Auston Matthews - U.S. NTDP U-18

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews was a two-time gold medalist with Team USA in the 2013-14 season, playing for both the U17 and U18 national teams (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)


The 2016 NHL Draft is still more than a year-and-a-half away, but that doesn’t mean that players eligible for that draft aren’t being observed by scouts. ISS Hockey is one of those scouting groups taking the measure of late ’97 and ’98-born players eligible for that draft, with that organization releasing their December ranking of the top 10 prospects for the 2016 draft. Read more»

Beyond Tomorrow: Sting’s Chychrun joins a growing list of exceptional players from Florida

by Chau Vo
Jakob Chychrun - Sarnia Sting

Photo: Sarnia Sting defenseman and 2016 prospect Jakob Chychrun was the first selection overall at the 2014 OHL Priority Selection (courtesy of CHL Images)


Florida may be better known for its sandy beaches, palm trees and resort-like towns, but it is slowly gaining recognition as a hotbed for hockey in the Deep South. To date, it has been the birthplace of four NHL players, with many rising young stars calling the Sunshine State home. Read more»

Beyond Tomorrow: The Class of 2016

by Chau Vo
Auston Matthews - U.S. NTDP

Photo: Team USA forward Auston Matthews is considered to be a top prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


With the 2016 NHL Draft just a little under two years away, there is still a lot to be learned about these late-1997 and 1998-born players. There is no overwhelming consensus as to who will be picked first overall like there is for the 2015 draft, but Dmitry Sokolov is one of a few favorites as well as Sean Day, the fourth player to be granted “exceptional player status” by the Ontario Hockey Federation. Read more»