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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

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Jan. 23rd: "Chayka is a smooth-skating left-shot defenseman with excellent mobility, calmness and poise who relishes in pushing the pace."

Craig Button - TSN - Dec. 15th: "Excellent skater who uses it to great advantage in all areas. Smart and competitive, Chayka plays with a great confidence along with a very high level of skill and tactical play."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Nov. 27th: "Effective defensive player with a good stick and reach, but leaves you wanting more offensively. Typical for late birthday players."

NHL.com - Oct. 8th: "Daniil is a very smooth-skating defenseman with excellent mobility," Tenute said. "He's extremely calm and poised with the puck and pushes the pace of play up ice. His size gives him excellent range to defend, and his long reach and stick on puck makes him hard to beat."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - Oct. 8th: "He’s a mobile, 6-foot-3 defenseman who can move the puck and make a lot of stops. There’s not a lot of highlight reel plays in his game. He can skate pucks up but his offense is going to be steady and through a good transition game with his feet and brain."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Sept. 14th: "Defensively, though you’d probably like to see him use his size a little more, he defends the rush well through careful timing and an active stick, and he makes quick work of defensive zone time with smart choices on outlets. In those ways, he’s further along in his development than some of his peers."

Jacob Barker - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 12th: "Chayka is one of the oldest players eligible for the 2021 NHL draft, and it shows with the poise and confidence he brings on the ice with him. A combination of good size, strong skating ability, a bolstering point shot and high hockey IQ allows him to mold his game into whatever is required of him in the moment."

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