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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Photo: Team Orr forward Pascal Laberge celebrates one of the two goals that he scored in Team Orr’s 3-2 win over Team Cherry at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)

 

 

Below is a look at a few of the players who made a significant impact at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Thursday in Vancouver, B.C.. In that game, Team Orr defeated Team Cherry by a 3-2 count. Read more»

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Photo: ZSC Lions forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews is ranked third in points per game (1.22) in the NLA, where he has scored 20 goals and 33 points in 27 games this season (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

At roughly the halfway point of the 2015-16 hockey season, the picture for the upper portion of the 2016 NHL Draft is becoming a bit clearer, in part due to the recently completed World Junior Championship that took place in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

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Matthew Tkachuk - London Knights

Photo: London Knights forward and 2016 prospect Matthew Tkachuk has been chosen to captain Team Orr at the 2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game next week in Vancouver, BC (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

 

Matthew Tkachuk hopes to follow his famous father’s footsteps to the NHL one day soon. And his early march through the Ontario Hockey League in his inaugural season in the league has been – to say the very least – sure-footed. Read more»

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Photo: Team USA’s second line of Sonny Milano (L), Anders Bjork (C), and Christian Dvorak (R) provided important secondary scoring for the U.S. at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

For the first time since 2013, Team USA left the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (WJC) with a medal, taking home the bronze medal with a dominating 8-3 rout of Sweden on the last day of tournament. Earlier in the tournament on Dec. 28th, the U.S. had lost to Sweden 1-0 in preliminary round play. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Matthew Tkachuk and Christian Dvorak, USA

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Auston Matthews - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews is leading the way on offense for the U.S. at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with six points in three games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

 

 

After running into a hot goaltender in their 1-0 loss to Sweden in the previous game, Team USA had no such troubles in their match against Switzerland as they romped to a 10-1 win over the Swiss on Day 5 of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. Read more»