Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Viktor Tikhonov
ViktorTikhonov
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 189
BIRTHDATE: 05/12/1988
AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Riga, LVA
DRAFTED: PHX: 2008-28 overall

2008-09:
- Registered three points vs. CGY, Feb. 14
- Scored the GWG at CBJ, Nov. 26
- Scored his first career NHL on Nov. 9 vs. SJ
- Made his NHL debut vs. CBJ, Oct. 11

2008-09 Season highs:
Goals: 2 - Feb. 14 vs. CGY
Assists: 2 - Mar. 30 vs. DAL
Points: 3 - Feb. 14 vs. CGY
Shots: 5 - Oct. 17 at OTT
Plus/minus: +2 - 3 times
TOI: 17:40 - Feb. 28 vs. STL
2007-08 SEASON
Played in 43 games for Cherepovets (Russia), recording 7-5-12 and 43 PIM…Also appeared in eight playoff games, collecting one assist…Won a bronze medal with Team Russia at the 2008 World Junior Championships…Named Best Forward of the tournament and to the tournament’s All-Star team after collecting 5-2-7 in seven games.

CAREER NOTES
2006-07: Played in four games for Cherepovets…2005-06: Appeared in 36 games for Dmitrov (Russia-2), collecting 6-8-14 and 10 PIM.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2008: Represented Russia at the 2008 World Junior Championships…Named Best Forward and to the tournament’s All-Star Team…Recorded 5-2-7 in seven games while leading Russia to a bronze medal.

PERSONAL
Nickname is “Teeks”…His favorite hockey player growing up was Pavel Bure…Lists golf, bowling and video games as his favorite hobbies…Would like to be a pro golfer if he weren’t a hockey player…Favorite TV show is “Lost” and his favorite vacation spot is Hawaii.