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Daniil Chayka Profile

Daniil Chayka
Ht/Wt: 6 '2"/187 lbs
Position: LHD
Team: Moskva (KHL)

Daniil Chayka's Player Profile

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com - July 12th: "Chayka (6-3, 187) scored two points (one goal, one assist) in 11 games on loan with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League this season."

Hockey Prospecting - July 8th: "Chayka has a very similar profile to Edvinsson. Similar age (although a bit older), similar size and equivalency. Chayka also comes with a first rounder expectation, although not as high as Edvinsson (consensus suggests late, late 20s)."

Josh Bell of FC Hockey - July 8th: "Chayka is a defensive zone specialist with a long reach that allows him to excel in breaking up plays. While his defensive play is a strength, his offensive game is an area of focus from his playmaking to his overall effort."

Derek Neumeier of FC Hockey - July 8th: "He’s a little unpolished and passive right now, but has the potential to become an all-situations top-four defender one day."

Marek Novotny - dDobber Prospects - July 7th: "With this size he definitely needs to add the physical and aggressive component to his game as that remains one area of weakness for him. For a player of his size, he’s a fantastic skater and he can make a good first pass which has a lot of value."

Scott Wheeler - The Atheletic - June 22nd: "I do find that his long stick can hinder him at the point, where his wrist shots come off of his stick softly because of a high grip and a stilted posture, but he’s decently mobile side-to-side, he gets his shots through consistently, and he takes away a lot of space inside his own zone as well as defending the rush (though I have seen speedier players burn him wide and his pivots still need some work)."

Steve Kournianos - The Draft Analyst - May 24th: "A big, mobile defender with a hard shot, Chayka is seen by many as a first-round talent but he appears to be growing into the position at a longer rate than expected."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - May 12th: "Somewhat of a wildcard based on a rollercoaster season, but he has size, skates well, has a bomb of a shot, and is still quite raw."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Apr. 23rd: "Chayka is a smooth-skating left-shot defenseman with excellent mobility, calmness and poise who likes to play with pace."

Daniil Chayka - Dobber Prospects - Mar. 8: "He’s very mature in his own end and, despite his size, plays a technical defensive game. There’s not a lot of big hits coming from him, but he does a great job of pinning play along the board and then using his reach to free the puck from there."

Tony Ferrari - Dobber Prospects - Feb. 22nd: "He has been a capable defensive player at every stop and while he doesn’t provide much in terms of excitement, he is a valuable piece. He can thwart an attack before it even gets going and stuffs cycles fairly regularly"

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