- Personal Information:
- Full Name: Matthew Brendan Tkachuk
- Nicknames: Chucky, Mr. Clutch
- Date of Birth: December 11, 1997
- Age: 25 years
- Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
- Mother: Chantal Oster (Chantal Tkachuk)
- Father: Keith Tkachuk
- Sister: Taryn Tkachuk
- Brother: Brady Tkachuk
- Relationship Status: Single
- Career Information:
- Current Team:
- Florida Panthers (Jersey #19, Position: Right winger)
- Position: Right winger/Center
- Jersey Number: #19
- NHL Draft:
- Year: 2016
- Round: 1st
- Pick: 6th overall by the Calgary Flames
- NHL Debut: October 13, 2016
- Experience: 8 years
- Current Team:
- Physical Details:
- Height: 188 cm (6 feet 2 inches)
- Weight: 91 kg (201 pounds)
- Financial & Contractual Details:
- Duration: 8 years
- Total Value: $76 million
- Annual Salary: $9,500,000
- Net Worth: Approximately $5 million
- Other Details:
Matthew Tkachuk Stats
Matthew Tkachuk, wearing jersey #19, is a Wing for the Florida Panthers. He is in his second season with the Panthers after playing the first six with the Calgary Flames.
- Name: Matthew Tkachuk
- Jersey Number: #19
- Position: Wing
- Current Team: Florida Panthers
- Seasons: 2nd season with the Panthers; previously played six seasons with the Calgary Flames
Abridged Career Statistics:
- Teams: Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers
- Games Played (GP): 516
- Average Minutes per Game (MIN): 17:47
- Goals (G): 0.37
- Assists (A): 0.59
- Points (PTS): 0.96
- Goals Created per Game (GC): 0.36
- Penalties in Minutes per Game (PIM): 1.08
- Shots (S): 2.87
- Adjusted Goals: 204
- Adjusted Assists: 403
- Adjusted Points: 607
- Adjusted Goals Created: 221
- Total Goals (G): 192
- Total Assists (A): 305
- Total Points (PTS): 497
- Plus/Minus (+/-): 114
- Penalties in Minutes (PIM): 557
- Even Strength Goals (EV): 133
- Power Play Goals (PPG): 59
- Short-handed Goals (SHG): 0
- Game-winning Goals (GVG): 22
- Even Strength Assists (EV): 209
- Power Play Assists (PP): 95
- Short-handed Assists (SH): 1
- Shooting Percentage (SPCT): 13.0%
- Total Shots Attempted (TSA): 2,510
- Time on Ice (TOI): 9,174
- Average Time on Ice (ATOI): 17:47
- Faceoff Wins (FOW): 57
- Faceoff Losses (FOL): 79
- Faceoff Win Percentage (FO%): 41.9%
- Blocks (BLK): 135
- Hits (HIT): 679
- Takeaways (TK): 257
- Giveaways (GV): 424
- Shots on Goal (SOG): 1,479
Matthew Tkachuk 2023-24 Profile
Matthew Tkachuk, a 6-2 center, is the best player on the Florida Panthers. The 25-year-old is going into his eighth season in the NHL, second with the Florida Panthers.
He is the son of the NHL legend Keith Tkachuk, and there is no doubt he will have an impressive career just like his dad. Tkachuk can play equally well on both wig positions and is a rare combination of scoring, snarl, strength, and abrasiveness. He is ready for a fight every single night, especially after joining the Panthers, which paid off in his very first season in Florida.
Tkachuk is one of the most aggressive and efficient players in front of the net and is excellent at puck retrieval. He is already a proven scorer and is consistently getting better on the defensive side of the ice.
Matthew Tkachuk General Information
Matthew Tkachuk was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, on December 11, 1997. Both his parents are of Ukrainian descent. The family has a long hockey tradition, and they are considered as one branch of “a giant hockey family tree.”
Tkachuk is a second cousin of former NHL player and current GM of the New Jersey Devils, Tom Fitzgerald, as well as to Casey Fitzgerald and his brother, Ryan, who plays in the AHL. He is also a cousin of the St. Louis Blues player Kevin Hayes and his brother, the late Jimmy Hayes. Tkachuk’s maternal uncle is NHL player agent Craig Oster, who represents numerous NHL players, including Matthew and his brother Brady, who plays for the Ottawa Senators.
Matthew Tkachuk Background
Matthew was born in Scottsdale while his father, Keith, was playing for the Arizona Coyotes. He grew up following hockey, and it was obvious from an early age that he would follow in his father’s footsteps.
At the age of 3, Thachuk moved to St. Louis as his father signed with the Blues, and he started playing hockey. He followed his dada in every practice, and as he says, he literally grew up in the rink.
Tkachuk attended the elementary program, formerly known as Oak Hill School, at Villa Duchesne and completed the sixth through ninth grades at Chaminade College Preparatory School. He wasn’t the only kid to become an elite athlete from there as he shared the classroom with the Boston Celtics star, Jayson Tatum.
He played minor ice hockey with a youth affiliate of the St. Louis Blues and competed in the 2010 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. Tkachuk left St. Louis after the ninth grade to join the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Tkachuk was drafted by the London Knights in the fourth round, 64th overall, of the 2013 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. He spent two seasons with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program for both the U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 teams. In his first season, he had 13 goals and 34 points in 53 games, followed by 38 goals and 58 assists in 65 games in his second season.
In the 2015-16 season, Tkachuk scored 107 points, placing him fifth overall in OHL scoring. He was named an OHL First Team All-Star and scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Knights in the 2016 Memorial Cup final.
Matthew Tkachuk’ NHL Career So Far
Thachuk was drafted sixth overall by the Calgary Flames in 2016. He had a solid rookie season, recording 48 points in 76 games, and finished seventh in voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy, an award awarded annually to the top rookie in the NHL.
He had 49 points in his sophomore year, even though he got injured in March and played only 68 games. Tkachuk became the second youngest teenager in Flames history to reach 100 games, the first being Dan Quinn in 1985.
In the 2018-19 season, his third year in the league, Tkachuk scored his first hat-trick and became the first player from his draft class to record 100 assists in the NHL.
In the following two seasons, Tkachuk had multiple injuries and did not develop like everyone expected, which eventually happened in the 2021-22 season. Tkachuk finished the season with 104 points, reaching the 100-point milestone, something that his father never did in his 18 years in the league. Despite that, he wasn’t willing to stay with the Flames, and the team traded him to the Florida Panthers.
Moving 3,000 miles south was great for Tkachuk, who had an outstanding season with the Panthers. He recorded 40 goals and 69 assists for a career-high 109 points. The Panthers barely made it to the Playoffs but stunned the Bruins in the opening round after Boston had the best regular season record in NHL history.
The Flames went all the way to the Stanley Cup finals, but after Tkachuk suffered an injury in Game 3, they could not compete with the Las Vegas Golden Knights and lost in five games.
Matthew Tkachuk 2023-24 Season Forecast
After having an excellent season and being a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, Thachuk is ready for even bigger achievements this season. He is still only 25 years old but has a lot of experience behind him. The move to the Panthers proved to be good both for him and the team, and they look like a perfect match. With the talent Thachuk has and the competitive mentality, only the sky is the limit for him and the Panthers in the 2023-24 season.
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