Daniil Chayka

Height / Weight
6' 2" / 173 lbs
Born
October 22nd 2002 (18)
Position
Defense
Country
Russia
NHL 2021 mock draft
Player ranking
Year Rank
2021 19
SCOUTING REPORT

A powerful upright skating defenseman with lean frame and a nice amount of snarl. Mobile defenseman with good size and excellent feet. Displays an excellent lateral glide and nice edging that helps him maintain tight spacings in open space. Defensively, he uses his long arms to shepherd attackers to the outside, and his aggressive stick and reach cause turnovers. Makes very good outlet passes from his end. Can win possession in his end and then skates behind his net to gain speed and fly up and out in transition. A player on the upswing of his development.

—Bill Placzek