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Tikhonov Re-Signs With Phoenix

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed forward Viktor Tikhonov to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-2, 190 pound Tikhonov set new career highs in assists (23), points (33) and penalty minutes (26) in 60 games with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) during the 2010-11 season. He also recorded a career-high three points in a game (1-2-3) at Texas on March 4 and finished the month of March with nine points (2-7-9) in 15 games.

The 23-year-old native of Riga, Lativa appeared in 61 games for Phoenix during the 2008-09 season, registering 8-8-16 and 20 PIM. In 82 career games with San Antonio, Tikhonov recorded 14-30-44 and 38 PIM.

Tikhonov was Phoenix’s second choice in the first round (28th overall) in the 2008 Entry Draft. He represented Russia at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship, recording 5-2-7 in seven games while leading Russia to a bronze medal.

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