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Walt Tkaczuk
Walttkaczuk
Position centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Nationality Flag of Germany German
Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 29 1947 (1947-09-29) (age 69),
Emsdetten, Germany
Pro Career 1967 – 1981


Walter Robert Tkaczuk (born September 29, 1947, in Emsdetten, Germany) is a retired centre who played fourteen seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers between 1967 and 1981.

He played junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers from 1964-1968. In his final season he won the Red Tilson Trophy as the league most valuable player.

Since Kitchener was a New York Rangers farm team, Tkaczuk went on to the Rangers. He played until 1981 when an eye injury forced his retirement. He was a Rangers assistant coach for two years.

Tkaczuk played 945 career NHL games, scoring 227 goals and 451 assists for 678 points.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1967–68 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1968–69 Buffalo Bisons AHL 5 2 7 9 9
1968–69 New York Rangers NHL 71 12 24 36 28 4 0 1 1 6
1969–70 New York Rangers NHL 76 27 50 77 38 6 2 1 3 17
1970–71 New York Rangers NHL 77 26 49 75 48 13 1 5 6 14
1971–72 New York Rangers NHL 76 24 42 66 65 16 4 6 10 35
1972–73 New York Rangers NHL 76 27 39 66 59 10 7 2 9 8
1973–74 New York Rangers NHL 71 21 42 63 58 13 0 5 5 22
1974–75 New York Rangers NHL 62 11 25 36 34 3 1 2 3 5
1975–76 New York Rangers NHL 78 8 28 36 56
1976–77 New York Rangers NHL 80 12 38 50 38
1977–78 New York Rangers NHL 80 26 40 66 30 3 0 2 2 0
1978–79 New York Rangers NHL 77 15 27 42 38 18 4 7 11 10
1979–80 New York Rangers NHL 76 12 25 37 36 7 0 1 1 2
1980–81 New York Rangers NHL 43 6 22 28 28
15 seasons NHL totals 945 227 451 678 556 93 19 32 51 119

ReferencesEdit


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dave Maloney
New York Rangers captains
1980–81
Succeeded by
Barry Beck

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