Walter Tkaczuk

Position C
Shoots L
Height 6.00
Weight 185
Birthdate 1947-09-29
Hometown Emsdetten, Germany
Draft NYR


Known as a defensive forward who produced a lot of assists, Walt played 14 seasons with the New York Rangers between 1967 and 1981. Walt’s family moved from West Germany when he was two years old and he was the first German-born player to play in the NHL. While with the Kitchener Rangers, Walt received the Jim McGeachie Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Team Effort in 1967 as well as the Jim Reilly Trophy as Scoring Champion in 1966. He also received the Red Tilson Trophy from the Ontario Hockey League for Most Outstanding Player in the 1967-1968 season. Walt is currently the co-owner of the River Valley Golf Course and Tube Slide in St. Mary’s Ontario.