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Chris Tanev | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
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Chris Tanev picked up two assists in Vancouver's 5-2 win over Buffalo on Friday night.
Tanev's vision was on display on Chris Higgins' goal to make it 4-2 as Tanev had to swivel his right-handed body rightward to find and feed the lefty Higgins. He pulled his off so deftly that Higgins' had already shot the puck by the time goalie Matt Hackett moved over. Tanev now has 11 assist and 13 points on the season. Jan 31 - 2:39 AM

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The Canucks could begin contract talks with Chris Tanev this week, according to Elliotte Friedman of HNIC.

Tanev is making $2 million this season, and is set to be a restricted free agent this summer. He has 11 points in 43 games this season, and he’s also been one of the team’s best possession players. The trend around the league continues to be locking in young, promising defensemen and this seems like what the Canucks want to do here.
Jan 17 - 9:11 PM

Chris Tanev had an assist in a 5-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Tanev has two goals and 10 points in 41 contests this season. He might not do much offensively, but he does rank sixth in the NHL with 106 blocked shots.
Jan 14 - 9:47 AM

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.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:47:00 AM

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.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 09:36:00 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.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 10:08:00 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.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 11:49:00 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.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 10:09:00 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.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 02:55:00 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.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 01:08:00 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.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 10:50:00 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.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 02:08:00 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.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 08:19:00 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.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 04:43:00 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

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Bo Horvat
5Brad Richardson
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
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
9Adam Clendening
10Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack