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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)
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

Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL