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Blues to Honor Tkachuk Before Dec. 6 Game

Thursday, 12.4.2008 / 2:22 PM CT / St Louis Blues - News
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Blues to Honor Tkachuk Before Dec. 6 Game
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues announced today that Keith Tkachuk will be honored in a pre-game ceremony to celebrate his 1,000th point on Saturday, Dec. 6 when the Blues host the Phoenix Coyotes at 7:30 p.m. Tkachuk registered his 1,000th point on Sunday, Nov. 30 at Atlanta, scoring on the power play at the 15:03 mark of the second period.

Tkachuk became the 72nd National Hockey League player to reach this milestone and just the seventh US-born player. He also becomes the fourth NHL player to record 1,000 points and over 2,000 penalty minutes in a career. In addition, he is the fourth Blue in history to record his 1,000th NHL point while donning the Blue Note behind Bernie Federko, Al MacInnis and Pierre Turgeon.

Tkachuk, 36, has played in 1,078 NHL games, amassing 1,000 points (511 goals, 489 assists) along with 2,129 penalty minutes. He has twice been named to the NHL Second All-Star Team (1995 and 1998) and played in the NHL All-Star Game four times (1997, 1998, 1999 and 2004).

The Melrose, Massachusetts native has represented the United States in six different international competitions, including the 1992, 1998, 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in 2002. He also played in the 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey, helping the United States win the championship in 1996.

Tkachuk was originally selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round, 19th overall, in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.



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