Matthew Tkachuk
Matthew Tkachuk
21-Year-Old Left WingLW
Calgary Flames
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After being selected sixth overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Tkachuk has wasted little time making a name for himself in the NHL. The 20-year-old forward racked up 37 goals and 97 points in 144 games over his first two seasons in Calgary. He's also amassed 330 shots on goal while maintaining a physical edge, doling out 145 hits during that span. Tkachuk was a threat on the power play a season ago, netting 17 points. However, given the additions of James Neal and Elias Lindholm, it'll be interesting to see how new bench boss Bill Peters elects to use Tkachuk on special teams in 2018-19. Even if his time on the man advantage is limited, the Arizona native profiles as a solid offensive contributor and banking on a 50-point campaign is by no means crazy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Flames in July of 2016.
Fills box score again
LWCalgary Flames
March 21, 2019
Tkachuk scored a goal and supplied an assist in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Senators.
ANALYSIS
The left wing also chipped in five hits, four shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating. Tkachuk is up to 34 goals and 76 points in 74 games, and he's now just three hits shy of his first 100-hit season.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:36
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:09
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:02
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
14:40
2:01
0:01
2017–18
17:15
2:59
0:00
2018–19
17:36
3:09
0:02
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Tkachuk’s strong rookie campaign may have been lost in all the hype over the star debuts of fellow 2016 draftees Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, but his 48 points (13 goals, 35 assists) were good enough for sixth among rookies in 2016-17. Those scoring figures become even more impressive when you realize that the 19-year-old averaged a mere 14:40 of ice time last season; that was at least partially due to Tkachuk’s rookie-leading 105 penalty minutes, but even when accounting for that, it appears that Calgary’s coaching staff wanted to keep the rising star fresh for the future. If the youngster can spend less time in the penalty box and more time on the ice -- including on the power play, where he averaged 2:01 last season -- he'll be an excellent candidate to break out as a sophomore.
Nabbed with the sixth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the son of borderline NHL Hall of Famer Keith Tkachuk will get a chance to stick with the Flames straight out of camp and maybe even win a top-six role. He has little left to prove in junior hockey, as Tkachuk’s only OHL campaign resulted in 107 regular-season points, then an absurd playoff performance: 20 goals and 20 assists in 18 games. The 18-year-old has good size, skates reasonably well, sees the ice brilliantly, and can shoot and pass with the best of them; in short, he has the complete package to be just as big a star as his father, if not quite the same sort of player. Tkachuk plays a more refined style of hockey than his dad in some respects, but he’s still going to pester opponents while doing the hard work down low and in tight that the Flames need from him. He’s a must-own player in keeper leagues and a worthy late-round flier in yearly formats.
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Productive in victory
LWCalgary Flames
March 19, 2019
Tkachuk scored an empty-net goal and added three shots and six hits in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
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Spearheads offense with five points
LWCalgary Flames
March 15, 2019
Tkachuk scored twice and added a trio of helpers in Friday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.
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Reaches 30 goals in blowout win
LWCalgary Flames
March 12, 2019
Tkachuk netted his 30th goal of the season in Tuesday's 9-4 shellacking of the Devils.
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Earns first career hat trick
LWCalgary Flames
March 10, 2019
Tkachuk scored on all three of his shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Golden Knights.
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Earns assist in loss
LWCalgary Flames
March 6, 2019
Tkachuk picked up an assist in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
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