Brady Tkachuk

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Brady Tkachuk
Born (1999-09-16) September 16, 1999 (age 20)
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210[1] lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 4th overall, 2018
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2018–present

Brady Tkachuk (born September 16, 1999) is an American professional ice hockey winger for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Tkachuk was chosen by the Senators as the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to turning professional, Tkachuk played one season for the Boston University Terriers, earning All-Hockey East Rookie Team honors.

Internationally, Tkachuk has represented Team USA at the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Playing career[edit]

After playing for the St. Louis AAA Blues U16 and committing to the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (USNDPT), Tkachuk agreed to play for Boston University after completing two seasons with the USNDPT.[2] While playing for the university's Boston Terriers team, he had four goals and 14 points in 19 games as a freshman before making the U.S. under-20 national team for the 2018 World Junior Championships.[3] Nearing the end of the season, Tkachuk was selected for the Hockey East Rookie Team after ranking fifth on the team in points.[4][5]

Leading up to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Tkachuk was ranked second overall for North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[6] He was eventually drafted fourth overall by the Ottawa Senators. Tkachuk signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Senators on August 13, 2018, forgoing his collegiate career.[7][8] After participating in the Senators preseason games, Tkachuk was sidelined for the Senators' first two regular season games with a groin injury. He eventually made his NHL debut on October 8 in a 6–3 loss to the Boston Bruins.[9] The following game, on October 10, Tkachuk recorded his first career NHL goal, and first multi-goal game, in a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. He became the fastest Tkachuk to record his first NHL goal, surpassing his brother and father.[10] On October 17, after playing in four games for the Senators, it was announced that Tkachuk had a torn ligament in his leg and was set to be out for a month to recover.[11] Tkachuk eventually returned to the Senators line-up on November 8, 2018, for a game against the Vegas Golden Knights.[12]

On March 28, 2019, in a game against the Florida Panthers, Tkachuk tied the Senators' franchise record for most shots on goal in a game with 12. In the same game, he scored his 20th goal of the season to tie Alexandre Daigle for the Senators' record for most goals by a teenage player in a season.[13] Tkachuk finished the 2018–19 season with 22 goals, the second-highest among NHL rookies, behind Elias Pettersson's 28.[1]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2018 United States

Tkachuk was the captain of the gold-winning U.S. under-18 national team at the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Tkachuk was selected to the U.S. under-20 national team for the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, winning bronze.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Tkachuk was born in Scottsdale, Arizona as his father, Keith was a member of the Phoenix Coyotes at the time of his birth. He was raised in St. Louis, Missouri as his family settled in the city after his father's 2001 trade to the Blues.[15][16] Both Tkachuk brothers attended Chaminade College Preparatory School.[17]

Tkachuk is the younger brother of Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk.[18] Tkachuk is also of Canadian descent, as his mother Chantal is a native of Winnipeg, who met his father during his stint with the original Winnipeg Jets. She is of Ukrainian origin.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2015–16 U.S. National Development Team USHL 32 4 4 8 36
2016–17 U.S. National Development Team USHL 24 12 11 23 73
2017–18 Boston University HE 40 8 23 31 61
2018–19 Ottawa Senators NHL 71 22 23 45 75
NHL totals 71 22 23 45 75

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 United States U17 6th 5 2 3 5 4
2017 United States U18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 1 6 7 12
2018 United States WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 3 6 9 2
Junior totals 19 6 15 21 18

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year Ref
College
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2018 [5]
NHL
All-Rookie Team 2019 [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Obernauer, Michael (October 5, 2019). "Game Day: Georgie Jumps In as Rangers Hit the Road". National Hockey League. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Dilks, Chris (May 12, 2015). "Brady Tkachuk Commits to Boston University". SB Nation College Hockey. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Rodriguez, Miguel. "Brady Tkachuk making name for himself with U.S. Junior Team". Buffalo News. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Six Terriers Earn Hockey East Year-End Honors". goterriers.com. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Hockey East announces All-Star Teams, All-Rookie Team, seven individual awards". uscho.com. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Mike G. Morreale (April 16, 2018). "Svechnikov stays No. 1 in Central Scouting final rankings". NHL.com. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Senators sign Brady Tkachuk to entry-level contract". NHL.com. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Senators sign Brady Tkachuk to entry-level deal". sportsnet.ca. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  9. ^ Benjamin, Amalie (October 8, 2018). "Tkachuk savors debut with Senators against Bruins". NHL.com. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Schuller, Rudi (October 10, 2018). "Senators rookie Brady Tkachuk scores first NHL goals". sportingnews.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Tkachuk out one month for Senators". NHL.com. October 17, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  12. ^ Medaglia, Craig (November 8, 2018). "Game Day Notes: Sens vs. Golden Knights". NHL.com. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  13. ^ Wallace, Lisa (March 28, 2019). "Tkachuk ties two records in a losing cause as Senators fall against Panthers". North Shore News. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  14. ^ Campbell, Ken. "2018 WJC: BRONZE WINNER TKACHUK WILL BE HUGE PART OF TEAM USA IN 2019…IF HE'S NOT IN THE NHL". The Hockey News. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  15. ^ Anderson, Kirsten. "Brotherly love at the 2018 NHL Draft". The Calgary Sun. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  16. ^ Hurley, Christopher. "Brady Tkachuk drafted by the Ottawa Senators". Medford Wicked Local. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  17. ^ Austin, Daniel (February 23, 2019). "Matthew and Brady Tkachuk facing off on opposing hockey teams for first time". Calgary Herald. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  18. ^ Traikos, Michael. "U.S. junior forward Brady Tkachuk is exactly like his brother Matthew — just bigger, faster and nastier". National Post. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  19. ^ "TKACHUK FAMILY HELPING MATTHEW SETTLE IN". NHL.com. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  20. ^ "NHL announces 2018-19 All-Rookie Team". National Hockey League. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Shane Bowers
Ottawa Senators first round draft pick
2018
Succeeded by
Jacob Bernard-Docker