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BLOG: Tkachuk eager to know

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Matthew Tkachuk is a presumptive top-five pick in Friday night’s first round. But the London Knights forward, obviously, doesn’t 100 percent know which team he’ll go to.

“It’s exciting,” Tkachuk said. “It’s also exciting just to know where you’re going to play. This whole process, especially since the season has been over, has been pretty crazy. But I’m excited. It’s almost down to the wire.”

Tkachuk won’t be completely in the dark on whichever team takes him. The hockey player is also very hockey knowledgable.

“I’m a hockey guy, so I pay attention to all of that,” he said. “I guess I’m kind of involved in researching that stuff. But just from watching hockey, you just know. I know what they have, I know what they need, I know what I can bring. It’s just the fact of if it’s going to be a good fit or not.”

Tkachuk is certainly in the mix for the Oilers if they select fourth overall. He met with them at the Combine, and also went to visit the city.

“I went to Edmonton. I got to sit down with them for a little bit longer than the (Combine) interview.”

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