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Chris Tanev | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185

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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

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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

Chris Tanev, a restricted free agent with the Vancouver Canucks, has drawn interest from KHL clubs, and you get the impression Canuck general manager Steve Tambellini isn't trying to dissuade the defenseman from jumping.

"He is a young talented defenceman who will have success in any league in the world," Tambellini wrote in an email to The Province newspaper in Vancouver. "His skill set allows him to be a very reliable player both offensively and defensively. In both the KHL and NLA (Swiss A league), he would be able to log an elite level of ice time and be a great safety half to a top defence pairing. Chris always seems to complement any partner in the NHL and that would be no different in Europe."
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 09:44:00 AM

Chris Tanev's agent, Ross Gurney, has revealed that his client is drawing interest from KHL clubs, but his focus is still returning to the Vancouver Canucks.

"We are waiting to hear from them," Gurney said of the Canucks. "We did have some momentum for a period of time a couple of weeks back, but we haven't heard back from them since our last conversation. The only variable that has changed is that for whatever reason there seems to be an uptick in the amount of interest from the KHL." Gurney added that he has received calls from the Swiss Elite League as well. Vancouver assistant GM Laurence Gilman said Monday that he is confident that something will be worked out with Tavev, who is a restricted free agent.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:31:00 AM

There haven't been any talks recently between restricted free agent Chris Tanev and the Vancouver Canucks.

Tanev's agent Ross Gurney said there's no update in the situation, so this could be a situation that progresses slowly. It was reported last month that neither side was in a rush to get a new deal done and that still appears to be the case.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 04:13:00 PM

The Vancouver Canucks' negotiations with restricted free agent Chris Tanev are moving slowly.

"Restricted free agents without arbitration rights are in a classification all their own. There doesn’t seem to be any urgency right now but, eventually, we’ll make progress," Tanev’s agent Ross Gurney said. The only negotiating weapon Tanev has is the possibility of an offer sheet from another team. The Canucks don't have a ton of cap room, so an opposing squad might be able to out-muscle Vancouver with a sizable contract if they're so inclined.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 11:41:00 AM

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2Shawn Matthias
3Brad Richardson
4Dustin Jeffrey
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Alex Burrows
2Radim Vrbata
3Jannik Hansen
4Derek Dorsett
5Linden Vey
6Zack Kassian
7Jake Virtanen
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack
3Jacob Markstrom