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15. Keith Tkachuk
In the mold of a player he grew up watching (Cam Neely), the Massachusetts born Keith Tkachuk become the American power forward of his generation.

The multi-time All Star was a natural goal scorer and became the first American to lead the NHL in goals scored. He was an instant fan favorite for his rugged style and fearless attack of the net. With over 500 goals and 1,000 points, he is only one of a handful of players to achieve that feat, but without any individual hardware, a 100 point season and only two stints out of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, our guess is that Tkachuk will have to settle for an entry to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.  

Should Keith Tkatchuk be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2013
  • Position: Left Wing
  • Played For: St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team U.S.A. (Olympics, 1992, 1998, 2002 & 2006) (World Cup of Hockey 1996 & 2004)
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All-Star (2) (1995 & 1998)
    NHL All-Star (5) (1997, 1998, 1999, 2004 & 2009)
    Most Goals (1997)
    World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal (U.S.A., 1996)
    Olympic Silver Medal (U.S.A., 2002)

Should Keith Tkatchuk be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.7%

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0 #1 Park3 2017-09-04 03:56
I have a theory. Tkachuk and John LeClair are linked in terms of HHOF consideratio n. Both were power forward left wingers. While LeClair has the edge in season ending All-Star Team selections over Tkachuk (5 to 2), Tkachuk has the edge in career totals. They both had their moments on the internationa l stage for Team USA. I think the HHOF induction of one will eventually lead to the other getting in.
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