Matthew Tkachuk
Matthew Tkachuk
20-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
Extends point streak to four
LWCalgary Flames
October 11, 2018
Tkachuk notched an assist and five hits in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Blues.
ANALYSIS
Tkachuk now has a four-game point streak with six total in that span, while also adding a solid physical component with eight collisions and eight PIM. The third-year pro looks ready to outproduce his first two years, in which he accumulated 48 and 49 points, respectively.
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#3 Left Wing
CGY LW PP Depth Chart
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:54
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    5:14
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:19
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
14:40
2:01
0:01
2017–18
17:15
2:59
0:00
2018–19
17:54
5:14
0:19
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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Registers career-best four assists
LWCalgary Flames
October 7, 2018
Tkachuk recorded four assists in a 7-4 victory over the Canucks on Saturday.
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Scores goal in losing effort
LWCalgary Flames
October 3, 2018
Tkachuk netted his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.
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Ready to rock
LWCalgary Flames
October 3, 2018
Tkachuk (lower body) is in the projected lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Canucks, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Skips third frame as precaution
LWCalgary Flames
Lower Body
September 29, 2018
Tkachuk was removed from Saturday's game against the Flames as a precaution, considering he was "dinged up" and sustained a lower-body injury in a game against the Sharks two days prior, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports.
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Continues to pile up preseason points
LWCalgary Flames
September 25, 2018
Tkachuk chipped in a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-5 preseason win over San Jose.
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