Viktor Tikhonov

#14 LW / Chicago Blackhawks / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 187 lb Age: 27 College: None

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    • Tikhonov Leaves KHL For Blackhawks

      News: Viktor Tikhonov signed a one-year, $1.04 million contract with the Blackhawks on Wednesday, The Hockey News reports.
      Analysis: After suiting up for St. Petersburg in the KHL for the last four seasons, Viktor Tikhonov was apparently quite eager to test himself in North America, as he reportedly took a $2 million pay cut to leave Russia. With the Blackhawks desperate to create cap room for the start of the coming season, the low-cost signing Tikhonov could be exactly what they need to create salary relief. Despite his minimal price, Tikhonov isn't completely bereft of value, as he was a former first-round selection by the Coyotes in 2008 and showed some scoring ability with St. Petersburg last season, supplying eight goals and 16 assists in 49 games. The Blackhawks will take a long look at him during training camp and see where he fits in best.
    • Coyotes' Tikhonov Wants To Return To NHL

      News: Viktor Tikhonov, who was the Coyotes' second pick in the 2008 NHL draft and has been playing in Russia, has indicated he would like to return to the NHL. The Coyotes hold his rights until July 1 when he would become a free agent.
      Analysis: Viktor Tikhonov has eight goals and 24 points in 45 games this season in the KHL and has not played in North America since 2010-11 when he spent the season with AHL San Antonio. Tikhonov's agent reports he is significantly bigger than he was when he was with Arizona. The 26-year-old could test free agency rather than return to the Coyotes.
    • Tikhonov Re-Ups With Coyotes

      News: Tikhonov has re-signed with the Coyotes on a two-way deal, the team's official site reports.
      Analysis: He racked up 33 points (10 G, 22 A) during 60 games with San Antonio (AHL) last season and he'll likely provide depth on the wing at times with the Coyotes this season.
    • Tikhonov Among 10 Players Called Up By Phoenix

      News: Tikhonov was among the 10 players the Coyotes called up Wednesday to provide the team with added playoff depth, the Coyotes' official site reports.
      Analysis: Joining Tikhonov with the big club are: forwards Mathieu Beaudoin, Dane Byers, Bracken Kearns and Alexandre Picard, plus defensemen Maxim Goncharov, Brandon Gormley, Garrett Stafford, Chris Summers and goaltender Matt Climie.
    • Coyotes' Tikhonov: Assigned to San Antonio (AHL)

      News: Tikhonov has been assigned to the minors from training camp, the Coyotes' official site reports.
      Analysis: According to the team's site, only 25 players are left in training camp. As for Tikhonov, a first-round draft pick from 2008, he will look to make a good impression with the San Antonio Rampage.
    • Tikhonov loaned to KHL

      News: The Coyotes have loaned RW prospect Viktor Tikhonov to Russia's KHL.
      Analysis: Tikhonov has yet to live up to expectations, but he has plenty of time yet. Continue to stash him away in keeper leagues.
    • Coyotes option Tikhonov to minors

      News: The Coyotes have sent forward Viktor Tikhonov to San Antonio of the AHL. Tikhonov had no points and a minus-1 rating in three preseason games.
      Analysis: This is really no surprise since Tikhonov struggled as a rookie in 2008-09. A lot of folks called it a reach when Phoenix drafted Tikhonov late in the first round of the 2008 draft and he didn't let down the naysayers. Tikhonov is pretty much a long-term Fantasy keeper until he hits his stretch run in the NHL.
    • Defenseman helps Tikhonov score

      News: Coyotes LW Viktor Tikhonov scored a goal and finished at plus-1 during Saturday's game against the Canucks. Phoenix upped its lead to 4-0 on a goal credited to Tikhonov at 10:30 of the second. As Tikhonov was called for a hooking penalty, he touched the puck inside the Vancouver line, but did not maintain control. When Vancouver defenseman Shane O'Brien attempted to poke check, the puck -- last touched by Tikhonov -- slide into a vacated Vancouver net. "That's definitely a first for me," said Tikhonov. "I was actually wondering, 'did that count?' I didn't know to celebrate or not."
      Analysis: Tikhonov had his first goal in nine games Saturday via the assist from O'Brien. Tikhonov had his best run in late February when he scored four goals in a four-game period from Feb. 14-21, but then cooled off as soon as March began. The 2008 first-round pick hasn't had a stellar rookie season and has been a healthy scratch at times. He appears to be more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
    • Tikhonov records sixth goal

      News: Coyotes rookie LW Viktor Tikhonov scored his sixth goal of the season Thursday in a shootout win over the Thrashers.
      Analysis: Tikhonov, a 2008 first-round pick, is still learning the NHL game and is best left for long-term Fantasy keeper leagues until further notice.
    • Tikhonov claims two goals, assist

      News: Coyotes LW Viktor Tikhonov scored twice and added an assist in Saturday's loss to the Flames.
      Analysis: Tikhonov, a 2008 first-round pick, is still learning the NHL game and is best left for long-term Fantasy keeper leagues until further notice.
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