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Viktor Tikhonov | Winger | #9

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 189
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (28) / ARI

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Viktor Tikhonov registered an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago Thursday night.
Tikhonov started the season with the Blackhawks, but they placed him on waivers in December and Arizona claimed him. He has two goals and four points in 22 contests since being picked up by the Coyotes. Feb 5 - 10:33 AM

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Viktor Tikhonov picked up his second tally of the season during Thursday's 4-2 win over Winnipeg.

Tikhonov now has three points in 10 games since returning to the dessert, but just 18 overall points in 81 career NHL games. So we'd leave him on the wire.
Jan 1 - 4:12 AM

Viktor Tikhonov is slated to play with Max Domi and Anthony Duclair on Saturday against Los Angeles.

Martin Hanzal is out with an injury, so Tikhonov will take his place. Tikhonov has one goal and one assist in six games since returning to the Coyotes.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Viktor Tikhonov will be scratched from Saturday's match with the Islanders.

Tikhonov has two points in four games with Arizona since being claimed off waivers, but tonight he will not dress. With 18 points in 76 combined NHL games, he's not likey to top any scoring charts.
Source: Jerry Brown
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 08:15:00 PM

Viktor Tikhonov picked up his first goal of the season in Thursday's 7-5 loss to Columbus.

Don't look now, but the fresh waiver wire pickup now has a nice two-game point streak. Back in 2008-09, Tikhonov scored eight goals and 16 points in 61 games for the Coyotes. So don't expect this hot streak to go very far.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:47:00 AM

Viktor Tikhonov is expected to play for Arizona on Tuesday.

Tikhonov was claimed off of waivers by the Coyotes on Sunday. That reunites him with the franchise that originally drafted him in 2008. However, Tikhonov logged 61 games with the Coyotes in 2008-2009 and hasn't played for them at the NHL level since. "I want to stay in the league and if it’s with Arizona, it’s even better," Tikhonov said. "That’d be icing on the cake. But for me the goal is to play in this league and play against the best players in the world and try to prove myself." He had no points in 11 games with Chicago this season.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:16:00 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have claimed Viktor Tikhonov off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks, however he will not play Sunday against Carolina.

The Coyotes will take on Tikhonov's full salary and cap hit, which stands at $1.04M for only the 2015-16 season. The 27-year-old winger did not register a point through 11 games with Chicago, and should not be seen as a fantasy impact player moving forward. Tikhonov is expected to make his Coyotes debut Tuesday against St. Louis.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman says that Viktor Tikhonov is drawing interest on the waiver wire.

The Blackhawks placed him on waivers Saturday afternoon. He has no points in 11 NHL games this year. Tikhonov, 27, is earning $1.04 million on a one-year deal. He was a relatively productive player in the KHL so it’s not surprising he’d garner interest. Whether that means a team claims him remains to be seen.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 08:58:00 PM

In a surprise move, the Blackhawks have placed Viktor Tikhinov on waivers.

The Hawks hope to assign him to Rockford of the AHL if he clears waivers. The scuttlebutt is that the move is a precursor to the recalling of Bryan Bickell. Stay tuned.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Viktor Tikhonov will skate on the fourth line in Friday's match with Calgary.

This will be Tikhonov's first game in five, however through 10 games this season he has no points and but 19 hits to show for his efforts. It seems safe to consider him a non-option for your squad.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 07:36:00 PM

Viktor Tikhonov has been scratched Saturday night.

Tikhonov wasn't used on Thursday either. He has no points in 10 contests this season.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 08:11:00 PM

Viktor Tikhonov and David Rundblad will be scratched for the third straight game on Wednesday when Chicago takes on St. Louis at home

Tikhonov is scoreless in eight games averaging around 10 minutes, which includes the odd promotion to top scoring lines. The Russian will have to be patient and continue to work hard to be reinserted into the lineup. Rundblad will also miss his third straight, going pointless in five games in 2015-16.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 08:00:00 PM

Viktor Tikhonov will continue to play on the Blackhawks top line alongside Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa.

He still hasn't registered a point in five games and the jury is out on whether this will be his last chance on the top unit. Proceed with caution here.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 01:14:00 PM

Viktor Tikhonov is back on the top with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa.

"I'm incredibly excited to try again," said Tikhonov, who was a healthy scratch this past Saturday. "I love playing with those guys — they're extremely positive, and they help out with every single play. Those are two guys that can make a scoring chance out of nothing. As long as we have the puck and we outwork the other team, we should get things going." Coach Joel Quenneville has gone through several different players, while searching for someone to play with Toews and Hossa. This will be Tikhonov's second look on the top line and he's hoping to stay there.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 06:17:00 PM

It appears that Victor Tikhonov will be a healthy scratch Saturday night against Columbus.

He will be the one sitting in the pressbox in favor of Vince Hinostroza. The third line will now start out as: Teuvo Teravainen-Hinostroza-Ryan Garbutt. Bryan Bickell will start Saturday night's game on the first line alongside Jonathan Toews and Marian Hoss. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 12:46:00 PM

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C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Boyd Gordon
4Jordan Martinook
5Tyler Gaudet
6Brad Richardson
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Max Domi
3Tobias Rieder
4Kyle Chipchura
RW1Shane Doan
2Anthony Duclair
3Joe Vitale
4Viktor Tikhonov
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Nicklas Grossmann
3Michael Stone
4Zbynek Michalek
5Connor Murphy
6Kevin Connauton
7Klas Dahlbeck
8Jarred Tinordi
9Chris Pronger
G1Louis Domingue
2Anders Lindback
3Mike Smith