VIDEO: Pro Tips, with Daniel Tkaczuk – Puck protection

Since retiring from professional hockey Daniel Tkaczuk has dedicated himself to helping young players develop the skills necessary to succeed on the ice. The Hockey News recognized the value of this service and teamed up with Tkaczuk to create a series of skill development videos.

In the second installment of Pro Tips, Tkaczuk shows us a drill that will help develop a player’s ability to protect the puck from a defender.

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PRODUCER: Ted Cooper | EDITOR: Danielle Emanuele

Daniel Tkaczuk was Calgary’s first round pick in 1997 (sixth overall) and has been playing professionally in North America and Europe for the past 12 seasons. He is currently president of, an online hockey school for skill development.