A big name has reportedly surfaced on the NHL trade market: Arizona Coyotes defenceman Jakob Chychrun.

In Elliotte Friedman’s 32 Thoughts column posted late Tuesday night, he said the ‘Yotes are gauging the market on the rearguard:

Arizona GM Bill Armstrong refused to comment when asked, but it now sounds like the Coyotes are gauging the market on Jakob Chychrun. I’ve heard the ask is massive, but that doesn’t mean opponents are running away. He’s signed for three more years at a very reasonable $4.6 million AAV and is a terrific player. This is one to watch.

If this is the case, the Oilers should be in heavy pursuit.

At only 23 years old, Chychrun has already played 316 NHL games scoring 48 goals and 128 points on some pretty abysmal Coyotes teams. His 2020-21 campaign was the best of his career and saw him score career highs in goals (18), assists (23) and points (41) and garnered a handful of Norris votes.