Saturday, March 13, 2010GLENDALE, ARIZONA --
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled forward Viktor Tikhonov
from Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), where he had been on loan from the Coyotes since Nov. 28.
Tikhonov, 21, appeared in 25 games with Cherepovets and recorded 14-1-15 and 12 penalty minutes (PIM). He led the team in plus/minus with a +11 rating while his 14 goals ranked T-2nd on the team. Prior to joining Cherepovets, Tikhonov played in 18 games for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) and registered 2-6-8 and 12 PIM.
In 2008-09. the native of Riga, Latvia played in 61 games for the Coyotes as a rookie and collected 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.