Coyotes sign D Jakob Chychrun to 6-year extension

The Coyotes announced Tuesday they have signed defenseman Jakob Chychrun to a six-year extension.

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.”

The Coyotes selected Chychrun with the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

He has scored 11 goals and added 23 assists in his young career. He added four goals and 10 assists in 2017-18. But he has not played yet this season.

“I’m thrilled to be with the Coyotes for the next six years,” Chychrun said. “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.”