Matthew Tkachuk
Matthew Tkachuk
22-Year-Old Left WingLW
Calgary Flames
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Tkachuk smashed all expectations with 34 goals and 77 points in 2018-19, enjoying a 28-point increase from the previous season. Tkachuk's success was fueled by a shooting percentage of 16.4 percent, but that's to be expected, as the winger has an elite eye for the goal. He's frequently played alongside Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik on the '3M' line in Calgary, a trio which has enjoyed high possession numbers since Tkachuk's arrival in 2016. Barring injury, fantasy owners can expect Tkachuk to post at least 25 to 30 goals and 65 to 70 points in 2019-20. The winger's heavy playing style (104 hits, 62 PIM last year) can occasionally cost him valuable ice time, but he'll likely occupy a spot on the top power-play unit and second line in his fourth full season, with occasional forays to the top line if coach Bill Peters feels the need to shuffle his lineup. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Flames in September of 2019.
Leads team in points
LWCalgary Flames
May 6, 2020
Tkachuk tallied 23 goals and 38 assists in 69 games before play was suspended in mid-March.
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The 22-year-old would probably fall short of last year's fantastic 34-goal, 77-point effort if the regular season resumes, but he's still the current leading scorer in Cow Town. Tkachuk's shooting percentage predictably regressed this season from 16.4 to 12.2, but he's turning into a true point-per-game threat as he continues to grow and develop after four seasons at the NHL level.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:18
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:50
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
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2017–18
17:15
2:59
0:00
2018–19
17:36
3:12
0:02
2019–20
18:18
2:50
0:00
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Buries tying goal
LWCalgary Flames
March 8, 2020
Tkachuk netted a goal on two shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
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Trio of assists in win
LWCalgary Flames
March 6, 2020
Tkachuk registered three assists and five hits in Friday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.
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Sends game into extra time
LWCalgary Flames
March 4, 2020
Tkachuk scored the game-tying goal and had three shots in a 3-2 overtime win against the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.
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Plucks apple on power play
LWCalgary Flames
February 29, 2020
Tkachuk registered a power-play assist in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Lightning.
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Gathers helper
LWCalgary Flames
February 27, 2020
Tkachuk picked up an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Predators.
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