The NHL regular season has yet to officially start, but the Russian-based KHL season has been in full swing for the past month now. The top team with the best record is SKA St. Petersburg who are lead by former New Jersey Devil forward Ilya Kovalchuk and Arizona Coyotes first-round bust from 2007, Viktor Tikhonov.
I’ve been catching a few KHL games to pass the time and...
In front of a very pro-Russia crowd in Minsk, the Russians came away with the gold medal in a dominating 5-2 win over the Finns as they finish the tournament undefeated. Russians Sergei Bobrovsky and Viktor Tikhonov won Best Goalie and Best Forward of the tournament, respectively. Russia out shot the Finns, 39-26 in the game as Pekka Rinne did [...]
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With the 28th overall pick of the 2008 NHL Draft, the Phoenix Coyotes selected Viktor Tikhonov. Tikhonov turned out to be one of the biggest busts in the teams’ short history. He spent only one season with the Coyotes before being sent to the AHL to play for the San Antonio Rampage the following season.
Tokhonov never made it back into the majors, at least...
According to R-Sport, Viktor Tikhonov's son, Vasily, has passed away due to an accident in Moscow.
Vasily was 55 and had his own strong coaching pedigree, having coached Dynamo Riga, Assat Pori and Lukko Rauma of the Finish SM-Liiga, working as an assistant coach with the Kentucky Thoroughblades and San Jose Sharks (which is why his son Viktor, named after his grandfather,...
SKA St. Petersburg was busy at the pumps today, re-signing forward Viktor Tikhonov to a two year contract. The Phoenix Coyotes selected Tikhonov in the first round (28th overall) during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He came over from Russia for the 2008-2009 season where he suited up for the ‘Yotes in 61 games. That would be the only time that [...]