Vladimir Tkachev

Aaron Vickers

Tkachev is a slick and highly skilled winger who has the ability to make defenders look foolish with his bag of puck tricks. The undersized winger skates with un- matched quickness and shiftiness, darting in and out of traffic looking for a chance to get off his shot. Not the burner you would hope a guy his size would be, but is highly elusive, has a killer change of pace and is extremely creative. Has impressive vision and while he loves to shoot the puck and score goals, he also does not mind giving the puck up to a linemate who has a chance to finish. Has loads of work to do to get his defensive game up to par, and he will need to hit the protein shakes pretty darn hard to build enough strength to even be a consideration for the North American professional game. Caught re in the Q postseason when he lit up the scoreboard at over a goal per game. (May 2014)