Pro Tips - Skating 4
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.
On this installment of Pro Tips, Tkaczuk demonstrates a drill that develops a player’s ability to move their upper body in a different direction than their stride, making it harder for a defender to predict their next move.
EDITOR: Melissa Hashemian | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper
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 iHockeyTrainer.com, an online hockey school for skill development. Tkaczuk is also an assistant coach for the Owen Sound Attack.