In week two of our
look at GM ratings we will focus on Arizona and GM John Chayka. He was hired as
a 26-year old after serving as the assistant GM for 11 months and 12 days under
prior GM Don Maloney.
5: below average
7: above average
8: top ten
GM – John Chayka hired
May 5th, 2016
First category, winning:
Regular season record:
131 W 147 L 24 OTL 14 SOL: 0.477 Win %
Playoffs: have missed
the playoffs every season
Best result: This
season, were four points out of the last wild card spot in the West.
Chayka took over a
middling team that struggled to score and the leading goal getter the year
before was a 38-year old Shane Doan.
He inherited Oliver
Ekman-Larsson (24), Max Domi (20)
Duclair (20) who along with Doan were in the top four of scoring for the
Coyotes in 2015-2016. Fast forward to this season and the Coyotes still
struggle with offense, but are at least above 0.500.
Winning rating: 6.5
32 players drafted over
four seasons with five of those being 1st round picks.
The jury is still out
on most of Chayka's draft picks from 2016 forward but he had two first round
picks in his first year in 2016 and looks to have hit with both Clayton
Keller and Jakob
Chychrun. Aside from Barrett
Hayton and his 20 NHL games, these are the only three draft picks of Chayka
to play an NHL game so far. Prospects drafted are Pierre-Olivier Joseph (traded
to Pittsburgh), Jan Jenik, Victor Soderstrom and Matias Maccelli. The cupboard
is pretty bare, but the picks in 2016 put his drafting slightly above average.
Drafting score: 7.1
We will only focus on
trades that turned out very