Jakob Chychrun

Jakob Chychrun

Jakob Chychrun: A Brief Biography

Jacob Chychrun
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Jakob Chychrun is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman playing for the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League (NHL). Born on March 31, 1998, he has established himself as an impactful defenseman since his selection as the 16th overall pick by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Jakob started his NHL career with the Coyotes, signing an entry-level contract in July 2016 at the age of 18 years. He became the youngest player in the history of the Coyotes to make his NHL debut. He continued to play for the Coyotes till March 2023, when he was traded to the Ottawa Senators.

Jakob Chychrun's Personal Information

NameJakob Chychrun
Age25 years old ( as of April 2024)
DOBMarch 31, 1998
NationalityAmerican and Canadian (Dual Nationality)
Mother NameNancy Chychrun
Father nameJeff Chychrun
ProfessionIce hockey player
Net WorthN/A
Height6 feet 3 inches (188 cm)
Weight205 lbs (93 kg)
EducationAmerican Heritage School
Relationship StatusSingle

Jakob Chychrun's Early Days

Jakob Chychrun started his hockey journey in his hometown Florida where he played with the Junior Everblades and Jr. Panthers organizations. Later he joined the Little Caesars hockey organization in Detroit, Michigan where he honed his skills. Chychrun used to travel from Florida to Michigan to play in the Little Caesars hockey organization.

In 2013, Chychrun was selected by the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL draft but played his minor midget season for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens due to a USA Hockey rule. Jakob advanced to the Ontario Hockey League where he played for the Sarnia Sting between 2014 and 2016.

Jakob Chychrun's Personal Life

Jakob Chychrun was born to mother Nancy and father Jeff who raised him in Boca Raton, Florida.

He comes from a hockey family, his father Jeff played in the NHL for eight seasons, and his uncle Luke Richardson, a former NHL defenseman and current coach. Jakob holds dual citizenship in Canada and America. Chychrun family lost his cousin Daron to suicide due to this tragedy, he founded the 'Do It For Daron' movement, aiming to raise awareness about mental health.

Jakob Chychrun's Family Background

Jakob Chychrun was born into a hockey family. His father Jeff is a former ice hockey defenseman who has played for multiple teams in his career including Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Los Angeles Kings.

Growing up, Jakob found passion in ice hockey due to his father’s profession. Both his parents supported him and encouraged him to follow his passion. Jakob’s grandfather and sister Tylor live in Ottawa, reflecting his family connection to the city where he is playing. The Chychrun family has Jewish and Ukrainian heritage. Growing up, Jakob attended the American Heritage School in Boca Raton before coming to the world of hockey.

Jakob Chychrun's Girlfriend

Jakob recently announced his engagement with his girlfriend Olivia. The two were seen celebrating their engagement with their friends and family. Known for her fitness, Olivia is Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She regularly post videos on her Social media, sharing recipies.

Jakob Chychrun's Kids

Jakob Chychrun has no kids as of now (as of April 2024)

Jakob Chychrun's Social Media

Jakob Chychrun has an official Instagram account by the name of @jakobchychrun. He has 55.2K followers there and he often posts pictures with his family and hockey career. From his Instagram posts, it seems like he likes to spend time and celebrate every festival with his family. Moreover, he is also available on X by the name of @j_chychrun7.

Jakob Chychrun's Net Worth

Unfortunately, there is reliable data regarding Jakob Chychrun's net worth on the public domain.

Nonetheless, Chychrun has earned $24,650,000 from his hockey career as of April 2024. Moreover, his hockey career earnings are scheduled to reach $31,650,000 after the completion of his contract in 2024-25.

Jakob Chychrun's Investments

Unfortunately, Jakob Had not revealed any details regarding his investments in any public sector.

Jakob Chychrun as a Brand Ambassador

Jakob Chychrun is the brand ambassador of Rideau Carleton Casino, a gaming and entertainment zone in Ottawa and Hard Rock Hotels & Casino. Moreover, he is also promoting Land Rover Hunt Club, an automobile dealership based in Ottawa.

Collaborations with such brands showcases Jakob Chychrun's marketability as a player and the influence he has off the ice.

Jakob Chychrun's Career Stats

Jakob Chychrun's career stats are presented below in a table to showcase how good a player he is:

Regular Season

2013–14Toronto Jr. CanadiensGTHL2916274328
2014–15Sarnia StingOHL4216173337
2015–16Sarnia StingOHL6211384951
2016–17Arizona CoyotesNHL687132047
2017–18Arizona CoyotesNHL504101416
2018–19Arizona CoyotesNHL535152028
2019–20Arizona CoyotesNHL6312142638
2020–21Arizona CoyotesNHL5618234142
2021–22Arizona CoyotesNHL477142147
2022–23Arizona CoyotesNHL367212822
2022–23Ottawa SenatorsNHL122358


2013–14Toronto Jr. CanadiensGTHL14581316
2014–15Sarnia StingOHL
2015–16Sarnia StingOHL72688
2016–17Arizona CoyotesNHL
2017–18Arizona CoyotesNHL
2018–19Arizona CoyotesNHL
2019–20Arizona CoyotesNHL91018
2020–21Arizona CoyotesNHL
2021–22Arizona CoyotesNHL
2022–23Arizona CoyotesNHL
2022–23Ottawa SenatorsNHL

Jakob Chychrun’s Achievements

Jakob Chychrun was the recipient of the Jack Ferguson Award in 2014. It is given to the top draft pick in the Ontario Hockey League annually. Moreover, he has represented Canada at U17 and World Junior Championships U18 level and has achieved moderate success with them, finishing 5th and 4th with them respectively.

Jakob Chychrun’s Diet

Jakob Chychrun likes to eat sweet potatoes, white rice and fruit. He's also into eating raw liver, raw beef heart, giving an insight into his ancestral way of living. The diet plan he follows is often referred to as a paleo or caveman diet.

Jakob Chychrun’s Contracts

Selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Jakob Chychrun has signed two contracts till date.

Looking upon his contract signings over the years include his first contract which was a three-year, entry-level contract worth $4,050,000 with the Arizona Coyotes. His second contract was a six-year, $27,600,000 extension with the Coyotes. Moreover, Jakob is set to earn a salary of $5,400,000, including $1,000,000 as signing bonus and $4,400,000 as base salary from the Ottawa Senators. The accumulated value of all his contracts stand at $31,650,000.

Jakob Chychrun’s House

Jakob Chychrun recently relocated to Ottawa due to his trade to Ottawa Senators. He feels Ottawa as his home because his grandfather and his sister live there. He previously lived in Arizona.

Jakob Chychrun’s Cars

Unfortunately, Jakob Chychrun has not revealed any details regarding his car collection.

FAQ's On Jakob Chychrun

 A. Jakob Chychrun started his hockey journey in his hometown Florida where he played with the Junior Everblades and Jr. Panthers organizations. 

A. Yes, Jakob Chychrun was traded to the Ottawa Senators in March 2023.

 A. Jakob Chychrun was born to mother Nancy and father Jeff who raised him and raised in Boca Raton, Florida.

A. Jakob Chychrun is set to make a salary of $5,400,000 including $1,000,000 as signing bonus and $4,400,000 as base salary from the Ottawa Senators.

A. Jakob Chychrun is the nephew of Luke Richardson.

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