3 reasons Jakob Chychrun would make a lot of sense for the Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings need defense, and an intra-divisional rival may be willing to send over Jakob Chychrun.

Jan 25, 2024; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) shoots the puck in
Jan 25, 2024; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) shoots the puck in / Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
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Chychrun’s two-way game gives the Red Wings another legitimate scoring option

As mentioned in the previous section, the Red Wings are one of the top scoring teams in hockey. And while Chychrun would benefit the team defensively, he is also a two-way player who will help in the offensive zone. 

We see this reflected in Chychrun’s numbers, where he currently has 29 points and eight goals, plus a respectable 7.1 shooting percentage. While Ottawa is just barely in the top half from a scoring standpoint, they are also averaging 3.38 goals per game as of February 12th, which ties them for eighth in the NHL alongside the Boston Bruins. 

This might lead to some speculation that Chychrun is the product of a high-powered system over in Ottawa. But remember, he also had 28 points in 36 contests with the Arizona Coyotes in 2022-23 before the Senators traded for him. 

Currently, Chychrun has 0.6 points per game, but if you do the math, his 22 in 36 last season equaled 0.77 per on a team that finished in the bottom six of the NHL in goals scored per game with 2.74. 

Therefore, Chychrun has shown us in Ottawa and even in Arizona that he brings a sound, two-way dynamic. This should be welcoming news to one of the top scoring teams in the league in the goals scored per game category that the Red Wings are.

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(Statistics provided by Hockey-Reference as of February 12th)