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Keith Tkachuk
Keith Tkachuk
Left Wing
(kuh-CHUHK)
Number: 7
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 235
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 28, 1972
Birthplace: Melrose, MA, United States
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Acquired: June 30, 2007 ? Signed by St. Louis ? June 26, 2007 ? Rights traded to St. Louis from Atlanta along with a conditional 4th round draft choice in 2008 in exchange for a conditional 1st round draft choice in 2008 (previously acquired from Atlanta on Feb. 25, 2007).
Drafted: WIN / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (19th overall)
2006-07 SEASON: Made Thrashers debut at Boston on Feb. 26 Notched 43 points (20 goals, 23 assists) in 61 games with St. Louis Ranked second on club in goals and points, while topping squad with eight power-play goals and 92 penalty minutes at time of trade to Atlanta Collected 900th career NHL point against Los Angeles on Jan. 13 Posted point streaks of at least three games five times with Blues, including season-best seven-game streak from Oct. 30- Nov. 12 ( four goals, five assists) Registered season-best, five-game assist streak from Oct. 12-21 (six assists) Posted goals in consecutive games eight times, including pair of three-game goal streaks from Jan. 9-13 (three goals) and Dec. 29-Jan. 2 (three goals) Played 900th career NHL game at Anaheim on Oct. 9 Recorded season-high three points (and tied season best with two assists against Anaheim on Oct. 30 Set season high with two assists at Vancouver on Oct. 20.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Registered 911 points (466 goals, 445 assists) and 1,999 penalty minutes in 958 NHL games with Winnipeg, Phoenix and St. Louis prior to joining Thrashers Recorded 53 points (27 goals, 26 assists) in 81 career playoff games Has twice been named to NHL Second All-Star Team (1995 and 1998) Played in NHL All-Star Game four times (1997, 1998, 1999 and 2004) Has reached 50 points in 11 out of first 13 NHL seasons Notched 20-or-more goals 13 times, 30-or-more goals eight times and 40-or-more goals four times before joining Thrashers Has played in at least 70 games in season seven times 2005-06: Played in 41 games with Blues, finishing fourth on team in points (36), tying for second in goals (15) and power-play tallies (10) Registered 1,900th career penalty minute on April 1 at Nashville Posted seven-game point streak from Nov. 25-Dec. 13 (eight goals, seven assists) Missed 41 games due to injuries 2004-05: Did not play 2003-04: Ranked first on team and was ranked 19th in NHL with 71 points (33 goals, 38 assists) Led club and shared 10th in league in goals Ranked third on team in assists Was tied for eighth in NHL with career-best tying eight game-winning goals Ranked second in league with 18 power-play goals Ranked ninth in the NHL with 32 power-play points (18 goals, 14 assists) Took team-high 233 shots Notched game-winning goal at Los Angeles on March 16, marking fourth consecutive season and ninth time in career he'd posted 30-or-more goals in season Collected at least one point in 52 of 75 games Recorded 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) on game-winning goals Recorded 17 multiple-point games Missed three games due to injury Served three-game suspension from Nov. 15-19 Tied Blues franchise record by notching game-winning goal for third consecutive game against Florida on Nov. 8 Posted 13-game point streak from Dec. 2-Jan. 3 (seven goals, 14 assists) Registered goal against Vancouver on Jan. 29 to mark 12th consecutive season of at least 20 goals Recorded 400th career NHL goal on power play at Colorado on Oct. 12, becoming 74th player in NHL history and fifth U.S.-born player to reach that milestone Recorded 1,800th career penalty minute at San Jose on Nov. 13 Skated in 800th NHL contest against Los Angeles on Dec. 2 Registered 800th career NHL point at Montreal on Jan. 13 Registered 400th career NHL assist at Dallas on March 20 Recorded two assists and 10 penalty minutes in five post-season contests 2002-03: Finished second on Blues with 31 goals, marking eighth time in career and third year in-a-row at over 30 goals Ranked sixth on team with 55 points Finished first on club and tied for 10th in NHL with 14 power-play tallies Ranked fourth on Blues with 139 penalty minutes Tied career-high with six-game goal scoring streak from Jan. 28 to Feb. 11 (eight goals) Tied career high with 12-game point streak from Jan. 28 to Feb. 23 (11 goals, nine assists) Served four-game suspension from Feb. 27 to March 6 Missed 20 games due to injury Played in seven playoff games, notching four points (one goal, three assists) Tallied 50th career post-season point and 150th career post season penalty minute in game five at Vancouver on April 18 Collected two power-play assists and one game-winning assist Tied for second on the club with 14 penalty minutes 2001-02: Tied for 12th in NHL and ranked second on St. Louis with 75 points (38 goals, 37 assists) Tied for seventh in the league in goals Led team and tied for eighth in NHL with 13 power-play goals Scored 46 (28 goals, 18 assists) of his points on home ice Ranked second on team with 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) on road Ranked third on team with 21 power-play points (13 goals, eight aassists) Collected 54 points (25 goals, 29 assists) at even strength Tied for ninth in NHL with seven game-winning goals Finished third on club with 117 penalty minutes Led Blues with 244 shots Recorded 22 mult
iple-point games Recorded 700th NHL point against Chicago on April 5 Played in 700th NHL game while registering three points (one goal, two assists) at Boston on Jan. 21 Posted plus or even rating in 55 of 73 games, and tied for second on team with plus-21 ranting Finished tied for second on team with 10 points (five goals, five assists) in postseason Recorded first career post-season hat trick against Detroit on May 7 Three of his five assists came on power play in playoffs 2000-01: Played final 12 games with St. Louis, collecting eight points (six goals, two assists) Recorded 71 points (29 goals, 42 assists) in 64 games with Phoenix prior to trade Finished second on St. Louis and tied for 21st in NHL in scoring Tied for 19th in league in goals Played in 600th career NHL game at Dallas on Nov. 30 Posted 300th career NHL assist against Montreal on March 10 1999-2000: Finished fourth on Coyotes in goals with 22 Ranked third on squad with five power-play goals Scored first penalty-shot goal against Pittsburgh on Jan. 12 (J.S. Aubin) Missed 38 games due to injury and two for suspension 1998-99: Ranked 24th in NHL in points with 68 and 15th with 36 goals Led Coyotes in goals for fourth consecutive season and fifth time in career (36 goals) Led club in power-play goals (11), game-winning tallies (seven) and shots (258) Finished second on team with 151 penalty minutes Set career high with plus-22 rating Registered four assists, including 500th career NHL point, at Edmonton on March 30 Posted career-high 11 shots at Dallas on March 23 Recorded eighth career hat-trick against Nashville on March 7 Appeared in 500th career NHL game at Florida on Feb. 20 Missed 12 games due to injuries 1997-98: Led Coyotes in scoring with 66 points (40 goals, 26 assists) Ranked sixth in NHL in goals Set career high with eight game-winning goals Posted 200th career NHL assist against Vancouver on Jan. 26 Played for North America at All-Star Game, collecting three points (two goals, one assist) Notched fifth career hat trick at Florida on Dec. 1 Registered 200th career NHL goal against Buffalo on Oct. 26 Played in 400th career NHL game at Edmonton on Oct. 29 Missed seven games with a fractured rib 1996-97: Recorded career-best 52 goals with Phoenix, becoming first U.S.-born player to lead NHL in goals Became fourth player in NHL history to record 50 goals and 200 penalty minutes in single-season Led team with career-high 296 penalty minutes Ranked first on club and seventh in NHL with seven game-winning goals Scored four goals in game for first time in career on March 20 at Chicago 1995-96: Set career highs with 48 assists and 98 points with Winnipeg . Chosen as NHL's top left-winger by The Sporting News Tied for seventh in the NHL with 50 goals Finished 15th in NHL with 98 points, while ranking second in the league with 20 power-play tallies Led club with plus-11 rating Played in 300th career NHL game at Colorado on March 27 Named NHL player of week for period ending March 25, collecting 10 points (five goals, 5 assists) over that span 1994-95: Played in all 48 games during shortened season, notching 51 points (22 goals, 29 assists) to rank second on Jets Tied for second on team with three short-handed assists Ranked second on club with 22 goals Had five-point game on against Vancouver on April 7 (two goals, three assists) Led team with 152 penalty minutes 1993-94: Was named captain of Jets on Nov. 6 Led club in points with 81 (41 goals, 40 assists) Scored 22 power-play goals to rank fifth in NHL Ranked second on the club with career-best three short-handed goals Was only Jet to play in all 84 games, his career high Ranked second on team with 255 penalty minutes Named NHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 5, recording 11 points over the span Notched 100th career NHL point against Anaheim on Dec. 20 Registered first career hat trick at Philadelphia on Oct. 23
1992-93: Played 83 games with Winnipeg in first full NHL season, notching 28 goals, 23 assists and 51 points Posted 12-game scoring streak, recording 13 points over span Recorded four goals in four post-season contests 1991-92: Joined Jets in February, following stint with U.S. Junior National Team and 1992 Olympic Team Played in first NHL game and notched his first NHL point (assist) against Vancouver on Feb. 28 Recorded first NHL goal against Minnesota on March 8 (Wakaluk).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Represented United States in International competition on six occasions, including 1992, 1998, 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics, winning silver medal in 2002 Participated in 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey, helping the United States win championship in 1996 Skated in his fourth Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy for Team USA in 2006 Named to 2004 United States World Cup Team, collecting six points (five goals, one assist) in five matches Had four-goal performance against Russia on Sept. 7 Captured silver medal with USA at 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City Represented Team USA at 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan Represented USA at World Cup of Hockey in 1996, serving as an assistant captain and helping squad capture championship Finished third at World Cup with five goals and ranked eighth with six points Helped Team USA claim fourth place at 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France Played 45 games for U.S. National Team in 1991-92, collecting 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists).

AMATEUR CAREER: Spent one season at Boston University in 1990-91, notching 40 points (17 goals, 23 assists) in 37 contests Helped Terriers reach 1991 NCAA Finals.

PERSONAL: Nickname is "Walt" Favorite movie is "Slap Shot" First cousin of former NHL: forward Tom Fitzgerald Was teammates with Thrashers Assistant Coach Brad McCrimmon in Phoenix, and Team Captain Scott Mellanby in St. Louis Most memorable hockey moments are winning silver medal at 2002 Olympics and capturing championship at 1996 World Cup of Hockey Avid golfer Huge fan of Boston Red Sox Played in Fleet Boston Classic with PGA Seniors David Stockton and Rocky Thompson Spends his summer in Cape Cod Keith and his wife, Chantal, have three children: Matthew, Braeden, and Taryn Named to Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 1990-91

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Winnipeg in first round, 19th overall, in 1990 NHL Entry Draft Acquired by St. Louis from Phoenix (formerly Winnipeg) for Michal Handzus, Ladislav Nagy, Jeff Taffe, and 2002 first-round selection (Ben Eager) on March 13, 2001 Acquired by Atlanta for forward Glen Metropolit, first-round and third-round draft choices in 2007 NHL Entry Draft, second-round choice in 2008 NHL Entry Draft and conditional first-round choice in 2008 NHL Entry Draft on Feb. 25, 2007.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 11 8 3 0 31 21 16
2 NSH 9 6 1 2 23 17 14
3 VAN 10 7 3 0 34 29 14
4 LAK 10 6 2 2 24 18 14
5 SJS 12 6 4 2 38 34 14
6 CHI 10 6 3 1 27 19 13
7 MIN 9 6 3 0 31 17 12
8 CGY 11 5 4 2 27 24 12
9 STL 9 5 3 1 22 18 11
10 DAL 9 4 2 3 32 33 11
11 COL 11 3 4 4 27 32 10
12 WPG 10 4 5 1 20 26 9
13 EDM 10 4 5 1 27 36 9
14 ARI 9 3 5 1 22 34 7

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 9 4 5 6 9
K. Shattenkirk 9 1 8 2 9
J. Schwartz 9 5 3 2 8
J. Lehtera 8 2 4 3 6
A. Steen 9 2 4 3 6
D. Backes 8 2 3 0 5
A. Pietrangelo 9 1 4 -1 5
P. Stastny 4 1 3 1 4
R. Reaves 9 2 0 1 2
M. Lapierre 9 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Allen 2 1 0 .944 1.34
B. Elliott 3 2 1 .917 1.98

 
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