|MILAN TICHY, European Scout
Milan Tichy has been a member of the Blue Jackets scouting staff since 1999, serving as a part-time European scout from 1999-2008 before being promoted to full-time amateur scout in 2008. He scouts players in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Russia, Sweden and Germany. Prior to joining the Blue Jackets, he served as a part-time amateur European scout for the Nashville Predators.
Tichy was the Chicago Blackhawks eighth pick, 153rd overall, in the 1989 Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in 1992-93 with the Blackhawks. He registered five assists and 40 penalty minutes in 23 career games with the Blackhawks and New York Islanders spanning 1992-1996. A back injury in 1996 forced him to retire from hockey.
Prior to making his NHL debut, Tichy spent four seasons in the International Hockey League from 1991-96, totaling 32-103-135 and 206 penalty minutes in 190 career games with the Indianapolis Ice and Denver Grizzlies. He registered a career high 18-36-54 and 90 penalty minutes in 71 games during the 1994-95 season, including 4-9-13 and 12 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games to help the Grizzlies win the Turner Cup. He spent the 1993-94 season with the Moncton Hawks of the American Hockey League, collecting 1-20-21 and 103 penalty minutes in 48 games, while adding 3-3-6 in 20 playoff games to help the Hawks reach the Calder Cup Final.
Tichy spent the 1987-1991 seasons playing in the Czech Elite League for Plzen and Trencin. He also represented the National Team in 1990-91. In 1989, he helped Team Czechoslovakia win the bronze medal at the World Junior Championships. He was also named to the tournament’s All-Star Team.
Tichy, and his wife, Michaela, are the parents of sons, Jeremy and Nicholas.