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Chris Tanev | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Tanev scored the overtime winner for Vancouver on Saturday.
It was Tanev's second goal of the season as the defenseman now has eight points this season. He is not worth picking up in fantasy pools but is a good hockey player in the real game. Dec 21 - 9:47 AM

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Chris Tanev (undisclosed) did not practice on Friday.

The defenseman was injured in the Canucks opener on Thursday and his status for Saturday is still undetermined. Stay tuned.
Oct 11 - 9:36 AM

Alexander Edler will benefit from playing alongside Chris Tanev.

Tanev is a solid defenseman and his strength in his own end will allow new defense partner Edler to play more offensively. Edler will also benefit moving back to the left side after a horrible season on the right side in 2013-14. Tanev will not have a lot of fantasy value this season but will be an important member of the Vancouver Canucks.
Oct 4 - 10:08 AM

Kevin Bieksa thinks that Chris Tanev is the most underrated defenseman in the NHL.

Tanev is a solid defensive defenseman who is not going to win you any fantasy pools as he will get 15-20 points this season and a decent plus-minus.
Sep 28 - 11:49 AM

Chris Tanev has accepted a one-year contract with the Canucks for $2 million but he still isn't feeling the love from the organization.

Tanev, who established himself as a top-four defenseman last season averaging 20:44 in 64 games, got a bargain-basement $2-million, one-year deal. The signing came hours before the deadline to file for salary arbitration. There was a feeling from Tanev’s side that $2 mill would be his ceiling in an arbitration award because he’s not a big points producer. But it’s nowhere near what the 24-year-old would get on the open market. The key stat in arbitration for defensive defensemen is ice time, and there were two RFA defensemen who’ve signed in the past year comparable to Tanev. Ottawa’s Jared Cowen averaged 13 fewer seconds than Tanev this past season and put up 15 points. Ottawa signed Cowen in September to a four-year, $12.4-million contract. There's also Washington’s Karl Alzner, who averaged 12 fewer seconds and had one more point than Tanev last season. He just finished the first year of a four-year, $11.2 million deal. Vancouver never came close to offering Tanev this much.
Jul 6 - 10:09 AM

Chris Tanev has agreed to a one-year contract with Vancouver worth $2 million.

He generated six goals and 17 points in 64 games last season to go with a plus-12 rating. Tanev also had 136 blocked shots and he averaged 20:44 of ice time per match.
Jul 5 - 2:55 PM

Chris Tanev (hand) probably won't return before the end of the 2013-14 campaign.

Tanev sustained the injury while blocking a Steve Stamkos shot. He has six goals and 11 assists in 63 games this season.
Mar 19 - 1:08 PM

Chris Tanev hurt his right hand while blocking a shot from Steve Stamkos.

The extent of Tanev's injury isn't clear yet. He has six goals and 17 points in 63 games this season.
Mar 18 - 10:50 AM

Chris Tanev (thumb) will rejoin the Canucks on Friday.

Tanev hasn't played since Jan. 27. He has five goals and 14 points in 54 games in 2013-14.
Feb 28 - 2:08 PM

Chris Tanev (thumb) doesn't appear close to returning to the Canucks lineup.

Tanev hasn't played since Jan. 27 due to a broken thumb. "Tanev, I'm not sure where he's at. I don't think he's ready to practice with us even starting next week," Canucks coach John Tortorella said. He was projected to be out until at least the end of February, and that seems accurate right now. The defenseman has 14 points in 54 games this season.
Feb 22 - 8:19 PM

Chris Tanev didn't play Wednesday because of a broken thumb.

He's projected to be sidelined until at least the end of February. Tanev has recorded five goals, 14 points and a plus-8 rating in 54 games this year.
Jan 30 - 4:43 PM

Defenseman Chris Tanev broke a tie in the third period and Vancouver beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday night after Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo left early because of an injury.

Tanev scored at 10:23 of the third period. He took a pass in the high slot from Zack Kassian and ripped a shot past Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec. Brad Richardson opened the scoring for Vancouver on a power play midway through the first period.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 11:13:00 PM

Chris Tanev is likely to get a sizable contract extension.

Tanev is serving out a one-year, $1.5 million deal and is scheduled to become a restricted free agent. Canucks coach John Tortorella feels that Tanev has been his most consistent defenseman and is comfortable using him against the league's top players. The 24-year-old defenseman has 11 points and a plus-seven rating in 36 games this season.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 10:38:00 AM

Chris Tanev found the back of the net in Vancouver's 2-0 win on Monday.

Tanev has two goals and eight assists in 33 contests this season. He might have some fantasy value in a couple years, but he isn't worth owning in standard leagues at this time.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Vancouver has re-signed Chris Tanev with a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.

He skated in a career-high 38 games with the Canucks last season and posted seven points. Tanev also had a plus-4 rating and 61 blocked shots.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 01:41:00 PM

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C1Henrik Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Bo Horvat
5Brad Richardson
6Jared McCann
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Linden Vey
5Zack Kassian
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Alex Biega
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack