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Tkachuk in 2018
September 16, 1999 |
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team||Ottawa Senators|
|NHL Draft||4th overall, 2018
Braeden "Brady" Tkachuk (//; born September 16, 1999) is an American–Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and captain of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Tkachuk was chosen by the Senators as the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to turning professional, Tkachuk played one season for the Boston University Terriers, earning All-Hockey East Rookie Team honors.
Internationally, Tkachuk has represented Team USA at the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
After playing for the St. Louis AAA Blues U16 and committing to the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (USNDPT), Tkachuk agreed to play for Boston University after completing two seasons with the USNDPT. While playing for the university's Boston Terriers team, he had four goals and 14 points in 19 games as a freshman before making the U.S. under-20 national team for the 2018 World Junior Championships. Nearing the end of the season, Tkachuk was selected for the Hockey East Rookie Team after ranking fifth on the team in points.
Leading up to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Tkachuk was ranked second overall for North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau. He was eventually drafted fourth overall by the Ottawa Senators. Tkachuk signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Senators on August 13, 2018, forgoing his collegiate career. After participating in the Senators preseason games, Tkachuk was sidelined for the Senators' first two regular season games with a groin injury. He eventually made his NHL debut on October 8 in a 6–3 loss to the Boston Bruins. The following game, on October 10, Tkachuk recorded his first career NHL goal, and first multi-goal game, in a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. He became the fastest Tkachuk to record his first NHL goal, surpassing his brother and father. On October 17, after playing in four games for the Senators, it was announced that Tkachuk had a torn ligament in his leg and was set to be out for a month to recover. Tkachuk eventually returned to the Senators line-up on November 8, 2018, for a game against the Vegas Golden Knights.
On March 28, 2019, in a game against the Florida Panthers, Tkachuk tied the Senators' franchise record for most shots on goal in a game with 12. In the same game, he scored his 20th goal of the season to tie Alexandre Daigle for the Senators' record for most goals by a teenage player in a season. Tkachuk finished the 2018–19 season with 22 goals, the second-highest among NHL rookies, behind Elias Pettersson's 28.
On October 14, 2021, Tkachuk signed a seven-year, $57.5 million contract with the Senators. On November 5, Tkachuk was named as the tenth captain in Senators franchise history.
|Representing United States|
|Men's ice hockey|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
|World Junior Championships|
|Bronze||2018 United States|
Tkachuk was the captain of the gold-winning U.S. under-18 national team at the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships.
Tkachuk was selected to the U.S. under-20 national team for the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, winning bronze.
Tkachuk was born in Scottsdale, Arizona as his father, Keith was a member of the Phoenix Coyotes at the time of his birth. He was raised in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield, Missouri, after his father's 2001 trade to the Blues. Both Tkachuk brothers attended Chaminade College Preparatory School.
Tkachuk is the younger brother of Florida Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk. He is also cousins with former NHL player and current New Jersey Devils executive Tom Fitzgerald and his sons Ryan and Casey who are both NHL prospects. Kevin Hayes and his late brother Jimmy Hayes are also cousins of the Tkachuks and Fitzgeralds.
Regular season and playoffs
|2015–16||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||32||4||4||8||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||24||12||11||23||73||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||2018|
|NHL All-Rookie Team||2019|
|NHL All-Star Game||2020, 2022|
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