Matthew Tkachuk, closing in on his 100th NHL game, stopped by NHLPA.com to deliver his Top 5 hockey idols. No need to guess which former big-league star topped his list, but you may be surprised by some of his house guests over the years!
“Johnny was on the team a couple of years before I was there and he made it a really comfortable environment for me to walk into,” recalled Matthew Tkachuk. “You feel lucky to play with him.”
He’s one of hockey’s most intense players, but don’t expect the quite the same competitive display from Matthew Tkachuk when he serves up his best shot at the Smashfest Charity Ping-Pong Challenge.