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
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Flames in July of 2016.
Continues breakout season
LWCalgary Flames
December 4, 2018
Tkachuk scored a goal and three points in a 9-6 victory against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
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The Blue Jackets jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but then the Flames and Tkachuk went to work. He scored the game-tying goal about halfway through the second period and then picked up the primary assist on the go-ahead marker. Tkachuk added another assist on the game-winning power-play goal. Tkachuk had a great November is now continuing his strong play into December. The soon-to-be 21-year-old has 13 goals and 32 points in 28 games.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:20
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:10
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:03
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
14:40
2:01
0:01
2017–18
17:15
2:59
0:00
2018–19
17:20
3:10
0:03
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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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Finishes off great month
LWCalgary Flames
December 1, 2018
Tkachuk posted two assists in a 4-1 victory against the Kings on Friday.
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Racks up four points
LWCalgary Flames
November 19, 2018
Tkachuk scored two goals and added two assists in Monday's 7-2 win over the Golden Knights.
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Scores pair in loss
LWCalgary Flames
November 15, 2018
Tkachuk scored both his team's goals in a 3-2 loss to the Canadiens on Thursday.
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Three helpers in comeback win
LWCalgary Flames
November 2, 2018
Tkachuk registered three even-strength assists and set two shots on goal during Thursday's 6-5 win over Colorado.
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Records two assists in loss
LWCalgary Flames
October 23, 2018
Tkachuk notched two helpers Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to the Canadiens.
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