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CAL­GARY AT COLORADO Spotlight on Matthew Tkachuk:

7 p.m. Tues­day, ALT; 950 AM

The Flames’ 19-year-old for­ward has played in 32-of-36 games and is sixth in NHL rookie scor­ing. Tkachuk, the son of for­mer NHL stand­out Keith Tkachuk, was drafted sixth over­all in June by Cal­gary after pro­duc­ing 107 points in 57 games for the On­tario Hockey League’s Lon­don Knights last sea­son. Matthew was born in Scotts­dale, Ariz., and mostly raised in the St. Louis area. He played for the U.S. Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram be­fore choos­ing the ma­jor ju­nior route. If he weren’t play­ing for the Flames, he would be a mem­ber of the U.S. World Ju­nior team, which opened play Mon­day in Toronto.

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