Glendale, Arizona - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that defenseman Jakob Chychrun has been assigned to the Tucson Roadrunners, the Coyotes American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, for conditioning purposes. Chychrun suffered a knee injury prior to the start of training camp.
The 19-year-old Chychrun registered 7-13-20 and 47 penalty minutes (PIM) in 68 games with the Coyotes last season. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Boca Raton, FL native became the youngest player in Coyotes history to make his NHL debut and his point total finished as the third-highest by a rookie defenseman in team history.
Chychrun was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the first round (16th overall) of the 2016 Entry Draft.