Chelios leads U.S. Hockey Hall inductees

COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Former players Chris Chelios, Keith Tkachuk and Gary Suter headed a group of five inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Monday in Colorado Spring, Colo.
Blues' Tkachuk announces retirement

Blues' Tkachuk announces retirement

ST. LOUIS, April 7 (UPI) -- Veteran St. Louis Blues forward Keith Tkachuk said Wednesday he's retiring from professional hockey after playing 19 years in the NHL.
NHL: St. Louis 2, Edmonton 1

NHL: St. Louis 2, Edmonton 1

ST. LOUIS, March 28 (UPI) -- Keith Tkachuk's goal at 7:36 over the third period provided the difference Sunday, boosting the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 win over Edmonton.

NHL: Columbus 4, St. Louis 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Raffi Torres led Columbus with two goals and the Blue Jackets ended a three-game slide Monday, defeating the St. Louis Blues 4-2.

NHL: Chicago 6, St. Louis 3

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Tomas Kopecky and Patrick Sharp each scored twice to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues Saturday.

NHL: St. Louis 3, Vancouver 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- David Backes scored twice and Keith Tkachuk had a goal Sunday in the St. Louis Blues' 3-1win over Vancouver.

NHL: St. Louis 5, Los Angeles 4 (SO)

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Andy McDonald and Brad Boyes scored in the shootout Saturday to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
NHL: Boston 4, St. Louis 2

NHL: Boston 4, St. Louis 2

ST.LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Boston's Milan Lucic notched the go-ahead goal with 7:50 remaining in the second period Monday and the Bruins went on to down the St. Louis Blues 4-2.
Ovechkin leads season's first NHL awards

Ovechkin leads season's first NHL awards

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Washington's Alex Ovechkin, who had six points in his first two games this season, is the NHL's first star in the league's player of the week voting.

NHL: St. Louis 5, Detroit 3

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Keith Tkachuk had two goals and an assist Saturday when St. Louis beat Detroit 5-3 in an NHL game in Stockholm, Sweden.

NHL: St. Louis 3, Columbus 1

ST. LOUIS, April 10 (UPI) -- Keith Tkachuk scored twice Friday in leading St. Louis to a 3-1 win over Columbus that gave the Blues their first playoff berth in five years.

NHL: St. Louis 5, Phoenix 1

PHOENIX, April 8 (UPI) -- Two goals by B.J. Crombeen were all the St. Louis Blues needed to beat Phoenix 5-1 Tuesday and stay in the playoff hunt.

NHL: St. Louis 4, Columbus 3 (SO)

ST. LOUIS, March 29 (UPI) -- David Perron scored the game-winner in the fourth round of a shootout Saturday when the St. Louis Blues recorded a 4-3 win over Columbus.

NHL: St. Louis 5, Minnesota 3

ST. LOUIS, March 15 (UPI) -- Five players scored and Chris Mason blocked 19 shots for the St. Louis Blues, who defeated Minnesota 5-3 Sunday, hurting the Wild's playoff hopes.

NHL: St. Louis 5, Dallas 2

ST. LOUIS, March 11 (UPI) -- David Perron scored twice Tuesday and the St. Louis Blues got all the goals they needed in the first period in a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars.
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Keith Tkachuk
St. Louis Blues president John Davidson (L) presents Keith Tkachuk with a silver stick for Tkachuk playing in his 1000th NHL game, before a game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 11, 2007. Tkachuk becomes the 224th player in NHL history to reach the milestone. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Keith Matthew Tkachuk (pronounced /kəˈtʃʌk/; born March 28, 1972) is an American former professional ice hockey player of Ukrainian origin who played for four teams and three franchises in his 19-year career. He is one of only four American-born players to score 500 goals.

Tkachuk began his hockey career at Malden Catholic High School in Malden, Massachusetts. Tkachuk played collegiate hockey at Boston University, was a member of the U.S. National Junior team in 1991 and 1992, and a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1992. He was drafted in the first round (19th overall) in the 1990 entry draft by the Winnipeg Jets who acquired the pick from the Buffalo Sabres in the deal that sent Dale Hawerchuk to Buffalo. Tkachuk played as Center, Left Winger and Right Winger in his career.

Tkachuk has earned the nickname "Walt" (given to him by Eddie Olczyk), possibly in reference to Walter Tkaczuk, a star center who played for the New York Rangers from 1967 to 1981. The two players' last names are pronounced similarly but spelled differently, and the two men are not related to each other. With his great play in front of the net, St. Louis Blues broadcasters and fans dubbed the name "Big Walt" as well from this name.

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