Kellan Tochkin
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Kellan Tochkin

Hometown:

Abbotsford British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-02-15

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

Trade with Vancouver, 2013

Weight:

170 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: After appearing in three WHL games with Everett two years earlier, Kellan Tochkin put up 74 points in 72 games in his first full season with the Silvertips. Tochkin was the leading scorer for Everett with 20 goals and a team-high 54 assists and was -4 with 37 PMs. The Silvertips reached the playoffs despite winning just 27 games. Tochkin appeared in two games during Everett's first round series with Tri-City, suffering an upper body injury in Game 1, and was -1 with 1 goal and 2 PMs.

2009-10: Tochkin signed an entry-level, three-year contract with Vancouver in July 2009 before returning to Everett for his second season with the Silvertips. Tochkin again skated in all 72 games and was the team's third-leading scorer with 28 goals and 40 assists. He finished the season with a +25 plus/minus and had 64 PMs. The Silvertips were one of the big turnaround stories, finishing second in their division and winning 46 games. In Everett's seven-game, first-round series with Kelowna Tochkin scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -3 with 2 PMs.

2010-11: Tochkin skated in 38 games with Everett before a mid-season trade to Medicine Hat. In 70 regular season games between the two clubs he scored 29 goals with 35 assists and was +7 with 68 PMs. Tochkin scored 10 of his 17 goals with Medicine Hat on the Tigers' power play. After finishing with the WHL's fifth-best record, the Tigers advanced to the playoff semifinals. In 15 playoff games Tochkin scored 5 goals with 7 assists and was -7 with 20 PMs.

2011-12: Tochkin returned to the WHL for his fourth season of junior hockey as a 20-year-old after attending camp with the Canucks. He returned to Medicine Hat and appeared in ten games with the Tigers before being traded to Prince Albert in exchange for overage defenseman James Bettauer in October 2012. He scored at a point-per-game pace in 29 games with the Raiders before suffering a season-ending wrist injury in January. In 39 games between the two teams he scored 14 goals with 23 assists and was plus-five with 46 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Signed as a free agent by Vancouver in July 2009, Tochkin spent his first season of pro hockey playing for the Missouri Mavericks in the Central Hockey League. He scored 15 goals with 29 assists in 56 games and was +1 with 61 penalty minutes. The Mavericks finished fifth in the 10-team league and reached the playoff quarterfinals against eventual champion Allen. Tochkin was Missouri's leading scorer in the playoffs, finishing with 8 goals and 9 assists in 12 games, and was -2 with 10 penalty minutes. He was obtained by Carolina from Vancouver in September of 2013 as part of a multi-player trade.

 

Talent Analysis

The overlooked winger is not a great skater, but is slowly improving.

Unless he can round out his game, his hands probably won't be enough to carry him in his pro career.

 

Future

Tochkin was dealt by the Vancouver Canucks to the Carolina Hurricanes prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, in a deal that saw Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh sent to the Canucks in exchange for Tochkin.

 

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