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.

 

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