Arizona Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun flashing potential after battling chronic pain last season

The Arizona Republic

There were times last season where Jakob Chychrun felt like a liability. A second major knee surgery before his 21st birthday meant Chychrun was behind the eight ball yet again as he entered the 2018-19 season without a full training camp and with a great deal of discomfort. But now, Chychrun looks like the player whom the Coyotes signed to a six-year, 27.6 million contract last season. For the first time in a while, he looks like an elite defenseman. "I find him to be more aggressive," Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet said of Chychrun. "His defensive play kind of dictates his game. For me when he's really aggressive in the corners, stopping cycles and stuff, it seems to work in the offensive

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