NHL PLAYER, Brady Tkachuk
Born Sep 16, 1999 -- Scottsdale, Arizona
Selected by Ottawa Senators round 1 #4 overall 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Brady Tkachuk is an American professional ice hockey winger for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. Tkachuk was chosen by the Senators as the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to turning professional, Tkachuck played one season for the Boston University Terriers, earning All-Hockey East Rookie Team honors.
Internationally, Tkachuk has represented Team USA at the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
After playing for the St. Louis AAA Blues U16 and committing to the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (USNDPT), Tkachuk agreed to play for Boston University after completing two seasons with the USNDPT. While playing for the university's Boston Terriers team, he had four goals and 14 points in 19 games as a freshman before making the U.S. under-20 national team for the 2018 World Junior Championships. Nearing the end of the season, Tkachuk was selected for the Hockey East Rookie Team after ranking fifth on the team in points.
Leading up to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Tkachuk was ranked second overall for North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau. He was eventually drafted fourth overall by the Ottawa Senators. Tkachuk signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Senators on August 13, 2018, forgoing his collegiate career.
He made his NHL debut on October 8 in a 6–3 loss to the Boston Bruins. The following game, on October 10, Tkachuk recorded his first career NHL goal, and first multi-goal game, in a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. He became the fastest Tkachuk to record his first NHL goal, surpassing his brother and father.