VIDEO: Pro Tips, with Daniel Tkaczuk – Stickhandling 5

Since retiring from professional hockey, Daniel Tkaczuk has dedicated himself to helping young players develop the skills necessary to succeed on the ice. Last year, The Hockey News teamed up with Tkaczuk to create a series of skill development videos and we are back at it again this year.
One of the most underrated skills for hockey is a player’s ability to use their skates to gain control of the puck to make a play. On this installment of Pro Tips, Tkaczuk demonstrates a drill designed to develop a player’s stickhandling ability using their feet.

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Daniel Tkaczuk was Calgary’s first round pick in 1997 (sixth overall) and played professionally in North America and Europe for the past 12 seasons. He is currently president of, an online hockey school for skill development. Tkaczuk is also an assistant coach for the Owen Sound Attack.