The Arizona Coyotes have announced that they have signed defenseman Jakob Chychrun to a six-year extension worth $27.6 million.
According to TSN, the deal is worth around $4.6 million per season.
“We are extremely pleased to sign Jakob to a six-year contract extension,” Arizona Coyotes president of hockey operations and general manager John Chayka said in a press release Tuesday. “Jakob is a young, highly skilled defenseman with an incredibly bright future. He has battled through some adversity with injuries the last two years, but we remain confident that he has the necessary size, talent and work ethic to be one of our core players for many years to come.”
“I’m thrilled to be with the Coyotes for the next six years,” said Chychrun. “Arizona is where I want to be. I’m excited about our group moving forward and I can’t wait to be a big part of it.”
The Coyotes selected Chychrun with the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. He has 34 total points over 118 career games with the Coyotes.