Canucks re-sign Chris Tanev
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-signed Chris Tanev to a one-year contract.
Tanev, 24, collected a career high 17 points (6-11-17) and 8 penalty minutes in 64 games with the Canucks in 2013.14. He also tied for first on the Canucks in blocked shots (136). The 6’2”, 194-pound defenceman has accumulated 27 points (8-19-27) and 20 penalty minutes in 156 career NHL games.
The Toronto, Ontario native has played 10 career playoff games over the course of two postseason appearances, including three Stanley Cup Final games against Boston in 2011. Prior to his NHL career, Tanev led the R.I.T. Tigers of the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) to their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the Frozen Four Semi-Final.
Tanev was signed by Vancouver as a free agent on May 31, 2010.
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