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Daniel Tkaczuk

Daniel Tkaczuk  #18

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NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: June 10, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: CGY / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1999) OHL First All-Star Team (1999) AHL All-Rookie Team (2000) Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Fred Brathwaite, Sergei Varlamov and Calgary's 9th round choice (Grant Jacobsen) in 2001 Entry Draft for Roman Turek and St. Louis' 4th round choice (Yegor Shastin) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), December 17, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Milan (Italy), July 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), August 16, 2006.
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5