Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jeff Chychrun
Jeff Chychrun was selected in the second round, 34th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Chychrun played three years of junior hockey in the OHL with the Kingston Canadians. During his last season with Kingston, the 19-year-old scored four times and collected 25 points. When the Flyers drafted him in 1984, they were impressed by his size and agility and a willingness to play the role of policeman if necessary.

Chychrun played his first NHL game in 1986-87 after spending 74 games in Hershey with the AHL's Bears. His first full season came two years later, when he suited up for all 80 Flyers games, scoring a goal and five points while spending 245 minutes in the penalty box. Chychrun's aggressive style was to the Flyers' liking, and he reminded fans of the good old days when the team was known as the Broad Street Bullies. Chychrun missed just one game the next year, but his penalty total rose to 248 minutes, while scoring nine points, which was his career best.

After starting the 1991-92 season with the Los Angeles Kings, Chychrun was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he played 17 games during their Stanley Cup winning season. In 1992-93, he retired to the L.A. Kings for another 17 games but was unable to land a regular spot in the lineup. Chychrun attempted to catch on with the Edmonton Oilers in 1993-94 but was cut loose after playing just two games. Chychrun played 262 regular-season NHL games, scoring two goals and 25 points with 744 minutes in penalties.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Nepean Raiders ON-Jr.A 44 3 10 13 59
1983-84 Kingston Canadians OHL 63 1 13 14 137
1984-85 Kingston Canadians OHL 58 4 10 14 206
1985-86 Kingston Canadians OHL 61 4 21 25 127 10 2 1 3 17
1985-86 Hershey Bears AHL 4 0 1 1 9
1985-86 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 3 1 0 1 0
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 4 0
1986-87 Hershey Bears AHL 74 1 17 18 239 4 0 0 0 10
1987-88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 0 0 4 -1
1987-88 Hershey Bears AHL 55 0 5 5 210 12 0 2 2 44
1988-89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 1 4 5 245 +11 19 0 2 2 65
1989-90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 2 7 9 250 -12
1990-91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 36 0 6 6 105 +1
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 26 0 3 3 76 -4
1991-92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 3 0 0 0 6
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 17 0 1 1 35 -8
1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 2 +1
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 17 0 1 1 23 -3
1992-93 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 11 2 0 2 44
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +1
1993-94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 41 2 16 18 111
NHL Totals 262 3 22 25 744 19 0 2 2 65


Missed majority of 1990-91 due to wrist injury vs. Toronto, November 23, 1990. Traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia with Jari Kurri for Steve Duchesne, Steve Kasper and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (Aris Brimanis) in 1991 Entry Draft, May 30, 1991. Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles with Brian Benning and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (later traded to Philadelphia - Philladelphia selected Jason Bowen) in 1992 Entry Draft for Paul Coffey, February 19, 1992. Traded to Los Angeles by Pittsburgh for Peter Ahola, November 6, 1992. Traded to Edmonton by Los Angeles for future considerations, November 2, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, May 27, 1994.