2018 NHL Draft

Brady Tkachuk

Boston University Terriers (Hockey East)

Steve Kournianos  |  10/07/2017 |  Nashville  |  

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Photo courtesy of BU Hockey Blog

Profile

Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Height / Weight: 6’3, 196 lbs
Born: September 16, 1999 | St. Louis, MO
Nation: United States

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB MAY JUN
9 6

Regular Season

Year Team GP G A PTS S PPG SHG PIM +/- GW P/G
2017-18 Boston Univ. (HE) 2 0 1 1 ** ** ** ** ** ** 0.50
2016-17 U.S. U18 (NTDP) 61 25 29 54 192 8 3 133 10 1 0.89
2016-17 USA (U18 WC) 7 1 6 7 ** ** ** 12 5 ** 1.00
2015-16 U.S. U17 (NTDP) 55 9 16 25 13 ** ** 56 0 2 0.45
2015-16 USA (WU17HC) 5 2 3 5 ** ** ** 4 ** ** 1.00
Career 116 34 45 79 205 8 3 189 10 3 0.68

Scouting Report

Skilled, two-way power winger with a soft touch who mixes physical play with elite vision and hockey sense. Brady with his helmet off may look like a teenager, but every aspect of his play on the ice makes you wonder how a kid so young can perform with such savvy and maturity.

Brady, whose father Keith was one of the NHL’s top snipers of the 1990s, is a relentless puck hound with decent speed and a long, smooth stride. His agility and exceptional stick-handling buy him more than enough time and space to create for his linemates. And although his zone entries are controlled and calculated, he has mastered the art of the soft dump-in and chase — Tkachuk has a long reach and finishes his checks with authority, and defenders appear weary to turn their backs for puck retrieval. Additionally, he is deadly from in close, using an array of moves and dekes to bury the puck. Want to talk hybrid? How about a a physical, 200-foot winger with size who doubles as a top-line playmaker and is an outstanding penalty killer.