Viktor Tikhonov recalled by the Phoenix Coyotes
Viktor Tikhonov recalled by the Phoenix Coyotes (Photo © AP Photo) Viktor Tikhonov has been recalled by the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. Tikhonov, 21, has been sent to the KHL on November 28th and scored 14 games and 1 assist in 15 games with Severstal Cherepovets. The grandson of the legendary Soviet coach Viktor Tikhonov is at his second year in North America. After being drafted in the first round of 2008 NHL Entry Draft, he played 61 games in his NHL rookie campaign, with eight goals and as many assist. After this year's training camp he has been assigned to the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL, but he decided to bolt back to Russia and was assigned to Severstal Cherepovets.