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.
Contract talks looming
LWCalgary Flames
April 22, 2019
Tkachuk will not attend the World Championship in Slovakia due to upcoming contract negotiations, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
ANALYSIS
Tkachuk had a breakout year with 77 points in 80 appearances in the regular season in the final year of his entry-level deal. It is possible the American winger's cap hit could exceed the $6.75 million that left wing Johnny Gaudreau currently earns. Tkachuk's contract will likely be of the highest priority for the Flames in the offseason.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:36
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:12
  • 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
3:12
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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Garners helper
LWCalgary Flames
April 17, 2019
Tkachuk produced an assist and two shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 4.
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Leads Flames with pair of goals
LWCalgary Flames
April 11, 2019
Tkachuk scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Avalanche in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
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Preparing for playoffs
LWCalgary Flames
April 8, 2019
Tkachuk (rest) suited up fully for Monday's practice, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports.
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Resting against Edmonton
LWCalgary Flames
Rest
April 6, 2019
Tkachuk (rest) won't play Saturday against the Oilers, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Back in action
LWCalgary Flames
April 3, 2019
Tkachuk (rest) will return for Wednesday's clash against the Ducks, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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