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Keith Tkachuk

Keith Tkachuk  #7

Left Wing
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: March 28, 1972
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Melrose, MA, United States
WEIGHT: 235 DRAFTED: WIN / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (19th overall)

CAREER AS A BLUE: 542GP – 209-218-427 - 676 PIM

 

NHL CAREER

--427 Blues points is sixth all-time in franchise history (26 behind fifth place Al MacInnis)

--Ranks fifth on the Blues all-time goals list with 209 (83 behind Garry Unger)

--Ranks seventh in Blues franchise history with 29 game winning goals (tied with Brian Sutter)

--Ranks fourth in Blues franchise history with 96 power play goals (11 behind Brian Sutter)

--Ranks tenth in the NHL all time with 212 power play goals (three behind ninth place Joe Nieuwendyk)

--Among U.S. born players, Tkachuk ranks second in career goals with 538 (7 behind first place Mike Modano) and fifth in total points with 1,065 (T with Joe Mullen for fourth place).

**Named the NHL third star of the week for the week ending Oct. 4 2009

** 1/30/10 vs. CBJ (2 PIM) Became just the 4th player to collect over 2,200 PIM and 1,000 points

NHL Second All-Star Team (1995, 1998) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009) Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to St. Louis by Phoenix for Michal Handzus, Ladislav Nagy, the rights to Jeff Taffe and St. Louis' 1st round choice (Ben Eager) in 2002 Entry Draft, March 13, 2001. Traded to Atlanta by St. Louis for Glen Metropolit, Atlanta's 1st (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Mikael Backlund) and 3rd (Brett Sonne) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft, and Atlanta's 1st (later traded back to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Zach Bogosian) and 2nd (Philip McRae) round choices in 2008 Entry Draft, February 25, 2007. Traded to St. Louis by Atlanta with future considerations for Atlanta's 1st round choice (previously acquired, Atlanta selected Zach Bogosian) in 2008 Entry Draft, June 26, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, April 13, 2010.
Quote of the Day

There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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