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Viktor Tikhonov
Viktor Tikhonov
Right Wing  - ARI
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 189
Shoots: Right
Born: May 12, 1988  (Age 26)
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
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Acquired: Phoenix's 2nd choice (1st round, 28th overall) in the 2008 Entry Draft
Drafted: PHX / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (28th overall) PROSPECT BIO
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.
 
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