Viktor Tikhonov (1988)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Severstal Cherepovets
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Born May 12 1988 (1988-05-12) (age 31),
Riga, Latvian SSR, URS
NHL Draft 28th overall, 2008
Phoenix Coyotes
Pro Career 2006 – present

Viktor Vasilevich Tikhonov (Russian: Виктор Васильевич Тихонов; born May 12, 1988 in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was selected 28th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and has played for both the Coyotes and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.

Tikhonov won a bronze medal in the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships with the Russian squad, in a game versus Team USA. He finished the tournament with five goals and two assists in seven games, and was named the Best Forward.

His grandfather is Viktor Vasilevich Tikhonov, the famous Russian ice hockey coach.

Viktor grew up in Los Gatos, California and in 1994, moved with his family to Lexington, Kentucky. His father Vasily was the goalie coach for the San Jose Sharks American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Kentucky Thoroughblades. Viktor was heavily involved in the Bluegrass Blades youth hockey program.

Tikhonov was drafted 28th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. This was his third time entering the draft as he was passed over in his two previous years of eligibility.

Tikhonov currently blogs for The Hockey News' website [1].

He was loaned to Severstal Cherepovets of the KHL on November 27, 2009 for the remainder of the season.[2]

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06HC DmitrovRus-136681410
2006–07Severstal CherepovetsRSL40000
2007–08Severstal CherepovetsRSL4366124380114
2008–09Phoenix CoyotesNHL61881620
2008–09San Antonio RampageAHL42130
2009–10Severstal CherepovetsKHL251411512

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Russia WJC Bronze medal icon 7 5 2 7 6

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