Matthew Tkachuk is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who was born on December 11, 1997, in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
He comes from a family with a strong hockey background. His father is former NHL player Keith Tkachuk, and his brother Brady Tkachuk also plays in the NHL.
Tkachuk was selected in the first round, sixth overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
He made his NHL debut on October 12, 2016, becoming the youngest player in Flames history to score a goal in his first game.
Tkachuk is known for his agitating style of play and ability to get under opponents' skin. He often engages in physical confrontations and is not afraid to drop the gloves.
In the 2018-2019 season, he recorded his first 30-goal season in the NHL, finishing with 34 goals and 43 assists for a career-high 77 points.
Tkachuk has represented Team USA in international competitions, including the IIHF World Junior Championship and the IIHF World Championship.
He has a reputation as a skilled playmaker and possesses excellent hockey sense. Tkachuk is adept at setting up his teammates with scoring opportunities.
Off the ice, Tkachuk is known for his involvement in charitable activities. He has been actively engaged in community initiatives, youth hockey programs etc.
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, Tkachuk continues to play for the Calgary Flames and has established himself as one of the team's core players and a fan favorite.