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COYOTES LOAN TIKHONOV TO KHL

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have loaned forward Viktor Tikhonov to KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) for the remainder of the 2009-10 season.

Tikhonov, 21, appeared in 18 games for the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) this season collecting 2-6-8 and 12 penalty minutes (PIM). Last season, the native of Riga, Latvia played in 61 games for the Coyotes as a rookie, registering 8-8-16 and 20 PIM. He ranked T-2nd among Coyotes rookies in goals and 3rd in points.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Tikhonov was selected by the Coyotes in the first round (28th overall) of the 2008 Entry Draft.



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