Yotes finally trade Jakob Chychrun, also deal Shayne Gostisbehere

The Ottawa Senators acquired defenseman Jakob Chychrun from the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday in exchange for three draft picks, including a conditional first-rounder in 2023.

The Coyotes also get a conditional second-round pick in 2024 and a second-rounder in 2026. The Senators announced the trade.

Chychrun, 24, hasn’t played since Feb. 10, a healthy scratch while the Coyotes shopped him. No salary is being retained.

Jakob Chyrchrun heads to Senators

Jakob Chychrun
Mar 10, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) carries the puck up ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

A first-round draft pick in 2016, Chychrun requested a trade last season. He underwent wrist surgery over the offseason and returned to game action in late November.

In 36 games this season, Chychrun has 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists).

In 373 career games across seven NHL seasons spent with Arizona, Chychrun has tallied 170 points (60 goals, 110 assists). He finished 10th in voting for the Norris Trophy for the league’s best defenseman in 2020-21, when he posted career highs of 18 goals and 23 assists.

The first-round pick is top-5 protected. If met, the pick becomes a 2024 unprotected first-rounder.

Additionally, should the Senators reach this season’s Eastern Conference finals, the second-round pick becomes a 2024 top 10-protected first-rounder. If that condition is met, the pick becomes a 2025 unprotected first-rounder.

Yotes deal Shayne Gostisbehere

The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday in exchange for a 2026 third-round draft pick.

Gostisbehere, 29, has 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in 52 games with the Coyotes this season.

“We appreciate everything that Shayne has done for the Coyotes the past two seasons,” Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong said in a team release. “He is the consummate professional and we wish him all the best in the future.”

He has 301 career points (84 goals, 217 assists) in 515 games over nine seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and Coyotes.

The Flyers drafted the Florida native in the third round of the 2012 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media