Personal Info

  • Son of Keith and Chantal Tkachuk
    • Father, Keith played in the NHL for 19 years, starred in four Olympics for the U.S. and was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Has one brother, Matthew-18 and one sister, Taryn-13
    • Brother, Matthew, played for the NTDP from 2013-15 and won a gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship along with a bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship
  • Cousins Jimmy (Boston Bruins) and Kevin Hayes (New York Rangers) play in the NHL. Jimmy skated for the NTDP from 2006-08.
  • Cousin, Casey Fitzgerald, is captain of Boston College and was member of gold medal-winning 2017 U.S. National Junior Team. His brother, Ryan Fitzgerald, also skated at Boston College and is in the Boston Bruins organization. Casey played at the NTDP from 2013-15. 

Hockey-Related Questions

Favorite NHL Team: St. Louis Blues

Best Memory From Own Playing Career: Winning gold at the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship

Best Moment in USA Hockey History: The 1996 World Cup of Hockey championship

Three Things You Love About Hockey: It's fun to play, the friends I've made and the competitiveness

One American NHL Player  You Enjoy Watching: David Backes

Lifestyle Questions

Favorite Home Cooked Meal: Salmon and mashed potatoes

Favorite Movie: Miracle

Favorite Musical Artist: Luke Bryan

Favorite Activity Away From Rink: Golf

Other Sports You Played Growing Up: Lacrosse, Baseball, Basketball and Soccer