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Matthews, M. Tkachuk among top 6 USA players for 2025 4-nation tournament

Matthews, M. Tkachuk among top 6 USA players for 2025 4-nation tournament

Not only did the 26-year-old win the Rocket Richard Trophy for the third time, he was also a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award, presented by members of the National Hockey League Players Association, to the league's top player. He finished third in voting for the Selke Trophy for the NHL's best defensive forward (Alexander Barkov of the Florida Panthers).

Born in San Ramon, California, Matthews was selected by the Maple Leafs as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and had 649 points (368 goals, 281 assists) and 48 points (23rd) in 55 games played in 562 regular season games. playoff game goals, 25 assists).

Tkachuk was the Panthers' second-leading scorer with 88 points (26 goals, 62 assists) in 80 regular-season games and helped them reach the Stanley Cup Finals for the second consecutive year. After setting a Florida record with 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists) in 20 playoff games last season, the 26-year-old led the Panthers with 22 points (six goals, 16 assists) in 24 postseason games.

Tkachuk, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, was selected by the Calgary Flames in the first round (No. 6) of the 2016 draft. He scored 579 points (218 goals, 361 assists) in 590 regular season games with the Panthers and Flames and 61 points (24 goals, 37 assists) in 70 playoff games.

Eichel, 27, was the Golden Knights' second-leading scorer with 68 points (31 goals, 37 assists) in 63 games this season and had seven points (three goals, four assists) in seven playoff games. Last season, he led Vegas with 26 points (six goals, 20 assists) in 22 games and helped the Golden Knights win the Stanley Cup.

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