Matthew Tkachuk
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Matthew Tkachuk

Hometown:

St. Louis Missouri

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-12-11

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2016

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2016

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

1st Round (6th Overall), 2016

Weight:

195 lbs.

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History

2013-14: Matthew Tkachuk joined the U.S. National Team Development Program (NTDP) after competing for the St. Louis AAA Blues in the prior season. In 33 games for the USHL squad, Tkachuk scored five goals and added 12 assists for 17 points. In 53 more games for the U17 club, he netted 13 goals and chipped in 20 assists for 33 points. Tkachuk played for Team USA at the 2014 World U17 Hockey Challenge, where he scored three goals and added four assists in six games for the gold medal-winning U.S. squad.

2014-15: In his second season with the NTDP team, Tkachuk played for the USHL and U18 squads. In 24 USHL games, he scored 13 goals and added 20 assists for 33 points. In 65 games for the U18 squad, Tkachuk scored 38 goals and added 58 assists for 96 points to go along with 119 penalty minutes. Tkachuk also competed for Team USA at the 2015 U18 World Championship, where he picked two goals and 10 assists in seven games to go along with a gold medal.

2015-16: Tkachuk, who was chosen in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection by the London Knights, joined that team prior to the season. Tkachuk captained Team Orr at the 2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game but was scoreless in his team’s 3-2 win. Tkachuk and his London Knights teammates won the 2016 OHL Championship, then followed that up by winning the 2016 Memorial Cup in late May. Tkachuk was ranked first among North American skaters for the 2016 NHL Draft in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings, and is currently ranked third overall by ISS Hockey. Tkachuk was chosen in the first round, sixth overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames.

 

2016 NHL Draft: Matthews, Laine finish atop final ISS rankings

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2016 NHL Draft - Auston Matthews - USA; Patrik Laine - Finland

Photo: Forwards Auston Matthews of the ZSC Lions and Patrik Laine of Tappara Tampere are the top two prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft according to ISS Hockey (courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire and Melanie Duchene/EQ Images/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft is now just a couple of days away, with the remainder of the draft taking place on Saturday at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY.

Earlier this month, ISS Hockey released their final top 30 for this year’s draft, along with their 2016 draft guide. The order in June barely changed from the list presented in May, but there was some minor shuffling within the top 10. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Hockey’s Future Staff Mock Draft

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2016 NHL Draft Top Prospects - Pierre-Luc Dubois, Auston Matthews, Matthew Tkachuk, Patrik Laine, and Alexander Nylander

Photo: Five top prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft were the guests of the NHL during the Stanley Cup Final, with forwards (L-R) Pierre-Luc Dubois, Auston Matthews, Matthew Tkachuk, Patrik Laine, and Alexander Nylander taking Game Four in San Jose (courtesy of Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

 

While the 2016 NHL Draft lacks some of the drama that was provided leading up to last year’s draft, when Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel vied for the right to go first overall, there is nevertheless some very good talent to be had at the top of this year’s event. And even beyond the top 5, NHL clubs drafting in the first round should be able to land some good talent that will almost certainly suit up for NHL action in the not too distant future. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft Preview: Tkachuk, Chychrun head OHL crop dominated by three teams

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Matthew Tkachuk - London Knights

Photo: London Knights forward and 2016 prospect Matthew Tkachuk produced 107 points in 57 games in his OHL rookie season, then counted 40 points in 18 playoff games – including the Memorial Cup-winning goal (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

 

There is a lot of high-end talent from the OHL entering this year’s NHL Draft – and you could have spent most of this season travelling a 400-km stretch of the 401 catching most of it.

The London Knights, Mississauga Steelheads, and Windsor Spitfires dominate this year’s rankings – and arguably, all three teams have other players who could hear their names called early on in this year’s draft. Read more»

(Podcast) 2016 NHL Combine: CSS head Dan Marr talks about Matthew, Laine, and the 2016 NHL Draft

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Dan Marr - NHL Central Scouting - 2016 NHL Scouting Combine

Photo: Director of NHL Central Scouting Dan Marr meets with the media at the 2016 NHL Scouting Combine at the HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

 

The 2016 edition of the NHL Scouting Combine is again taking place at HarborCenter in Buffalo, NY, right next door to the home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, First Niagara Center (soon to be known as KeyBank Center). 114 prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft have been in town this week to take part in the interview and testing phases of the Combine, with the main testing session taking place on Saturday. Read more»

2016 Memorial Cup: Knights’ Tkachuk nets Cup-winner in tightly contested championship game

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Chase Marchand - Rouyn-Noranda Huskies; Christian Dvorak - London Knights - 2016 Memorial Cup - Championship Game

Photo: London Knights forward Christian Dvorak (R) begins the celebration after Matthew Tkachuk’s goal in overtime gave the Knights a 3-2 victory over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies at the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Red Deer, AB (courtesy of Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)

 

 

After nearly eight minutes of frantic back-and-forth action, Matthew Tkachuk (2016) cemented himself into London Knights – and Canadian Hockey League – history with an overtime goal to give the OHL franchise their second Memorial Cup. Read more»