Mar 20, 2023 - Sports

Florida Panthers star Matthew Tkachuk's favorite Fort Lauderdale spots

A close up of Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Florida Panthers who's looking away from the camera.

Matthew Tkachuk of the Florida Panthers. Photo: Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

Matthew Tkachuk and the Florida Panthers take the ice tonight in Detroit against the Red Wings.

State of play: The Panthers right winger was the MVP of the 2023 NHL All-Star Game last month after scoring four goals and three assists.

The intrigue: Hockey is a family affair. His dad Keith is a Hall of Famer who played 19 seasons in the NHL, and his brother Brady plays for the Ottawa Senators.

Zoom in: Tkachuk, who grew up in St. Louis, has said he loves being in South Florida. He landed here after a trade last summer.

Axios caught up with Tkachuk about his favorite things to do near his Fort Lauderdale home:

β˜•οΈ Breakfast: "I honestly don't eat that much breakfast, but Ann's Florist & Coffee Bar on Las Olas is my go-to spot."

  • "I literally am there almost every day. I switch [my order] up between the nitro cold brew or a latte."

⛳️ Daytime activity: "Either get in a couple rounds of golf or ride my jet ski."

  • "Really, anything outside when the weather is nice!"

πŸ¦ͺ Lunch: "I really like Coconuts on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale."

  • "I usually get lots of oysters."

πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Evening activity: "Walk up and down Las Olas [Boulevard]. It's the greatest street... You can't go wrong!"

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· Dinner: "There are so many great spots here it's really tough to pick just one, but I'd say Greek Islands Taverna is up there."


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