|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
189 lb (86 kg)
|EV Duisburg Die FÃ¼chse
|Born||June 10 1979
Toronto, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||6th overall, 1997
|Pro Career||1999 â€“ present|
Daniel Tkaczuk (born on June 10, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player of Polish origin. He currently plays for EV Duisburg Die FÃ¼chse of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
Tkaczuk was selected 6th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames. He represented Canada at the 1999 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he won a silver medal and led the team in scoring. Tkaczuk was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team the following season. He thus earned some time in the NHL with the Calgary Flames during the 2000/01 campaign, but returned to the minors and never saw NHL action again.
Tkaczuk left the Flames system at the end of 2000/01 after winning the AHL Calder Cup, and played two more years in the AHL for the Worcester IceCats and Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Unhappy with his shaky status in the minors, he looked for better fortune in Europe, spending the 2003/04 season with Lukko of Finland's major league, the SM-liiga. His numbers were acceptable given Lukko's rather low profile, but not outstanding enough to grant him a perennial place in Finland.
Tkaczuk then turned to Milan, the highest paying club in the Italian league, where his several talents found more room to express themselves. In the middle of a rather dense Milan roster, Tkaczuk even outplayed some of the NHLers spending time in the Italian championship while the 2004/05 labor conflict was raging on. His performance was good enough for a 3rd place leaguewide, both in points and goals (regular season scoring).
Thanks to those solid numbers, Tkaczuk was one of 3 Milan players - the others being defenceman Marc Savard (no connection with the NHLer of the same name) and veteran forward Ryan Savoia - named to Team Canada's roster for the 2004 Loto Cup in Slovakia. Milan went on to win the national title, their 4th in a row despite extreme resistance from finalist Cortina.
In the late summer of 2005, Tkaczuk talked with Krefeld Pinguine of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was also in talks with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins and Lada Togliatti in the very selective Russian Super League before eventually opting to return to Milan.
In 2006, Tkaczuk moved to the DEL and signed for ERC Ingolstadt. In 2007 he moved to EV Duisburg Die FÃ¼chse.
|1999â€“00||Saint John Flames||AHL||80||25||41||66||56||3||0||0||0||0|
|2000â€“01||Saint John Flames||AHL||50||15||21||36||48||14||10||9||19||10|
|2001â€“02||Calgary Flames||National Hockey League||19||4||7||11||14||-||-||-||-||-|
|2002â€“03||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||69||9||18||27||44||9||3||7||10||16|
|Calgary Flames' first round draft pick
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