Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Viktor Tikhonov
Viktor Tikhonov was born on May 12, 1988 in Riga, Latvia of the Soviet Union, though he spent much of his childhood in the United States. His father, Vasily, was the goaltending coach for the San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate Kentucky Thoroughbreds.

After being passed over in the two previous drafts, Tikhonov was selected 28th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2008 and would play 61 games for the club the following season recording 8 goals and 8 assists.

When his contract expired, Tikhonov elected to go the KHL, where he signed a 4 year contract with SKA Saint Petersburg.

On July 1, 2015, Tikhonov would come back to North America where he signed with the defending Stanley Cup champion, Chicago Blackhawks, to a one year contract. After starting the season with the Blackhawks, he would be placed on waivers where he would be claimed by his former team, the Arizona Coyotes on December 5, 2015.

Viktor comes by his hockey affinity honestly; his grandfather is the legendary Russian coach, also named Viktor Tikhonov.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2004-05 CSKA Moscow 2 Russia-3
2005-06 CSKA Moscow 2 Russia-3
2005-06 HK Dmitrov Russia-2 36 6 8 14 10
2006-07 Severstal Cherepovets 2 Russia-3
2006-07 Severstal Cherepovets Russia 4 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Severstal Cherepovets Russia 43 7 5 12 43 8 0 1 1 4
2008-09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 61 8 8 16 20 -3
2008-09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 2 1 3 0 +2
2009-10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 18 2 6 8 12 +5
2009-10 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 25 14 1 15 12
2010-11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 60 10 23 33 26 -13
2011-12 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 42 17 13 30 18 10 4 2 6 4
2012-13 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 39 12 15 27 16 15 10 8 18 20
2013-14 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 52 18 16 34 20 10 2 1 3 2
2013-14 Russia Olympics 2 0 1 1 0 +1
2013-14 Russia WC-A 10 8 8 16 10 +10
2014-15 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 49 8 16 24 29 15 1 1 2 4
2014-15 Russia WC-A 10 1 2 3 4 -2
2015-16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 11 0 0 0 6 -4
2015-16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 39 3 3 6 14 -6
2016-17 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 36 6 4 10 13 2 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 111 11 11 22 40


Loaned to Cherepovets (KHL) by Phoenix, November 28, 2009. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (KHL), October 11, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1, 2015. Claimed on waivers by Arizona from Chicago, December 6, 2015. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (KHL), July 17, 2016.
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