Chris Tanev, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 185

Born: 1989-12-20

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.

Drafted: Undrafted-Signed as free agent







February 2012 – Tanev slipped through the cracks going primarily unnoticed while playing juniors in the OJHL for the Markham Waxers in2008-09 season. After leading the RIT Tigers (NCAA- Atlantic Hockey Conference) team to the Frozen Four the following year, Tanev signed with the Canucks after his freshman season in 2010 as a free agent. Splitting time last season between the farm team Moose , as well the parent club and experiencing Stanley Cup Finals action. Again this year has mainly spent time in the AHL. Tanev will not “wow” you with his game or statistics. He is a steady defenseman that is called upon to play a simple game – no goals against and if you can chip in an assist every now and then that’s gravy.




Fantasy Outlook: D-

Sixth man D in NHL who handles puck well and breaks play out, but will not get you many points.



Chris Tanev 2011 NHL Pre-season short-handed goal:



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behindthegeek said:

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March 11, 2013
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behindthegeek said:

... This is a test. Chris Tanev is a stud, but he's not fantasy-relevant.
March 10, 2013
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Austin said:

... I have to disagree here...

Tanev had been sent down for most of the season to work on his PP and offensive game...

"We're now working with Chris on his offence," associate coach Rick Bowness said of Tanev on Monday, before the Canucks made the trade. "Defensively, he makes the right reads, moves the puck really well out of the zone and we want him shooting the puck more."

"I was just playing a lot, power play, penalty kill, playing in all the key situations, which definitely helped me a lot," Tanev said Monday. "Since I have been back I definitely been used in more key situations than I was previous to getting sent down. I am just trying to play well, move the puck and trying to contribute offensively.

"I am trying to shoot more. Bones (Bowness) has been on me to get pucks to the net. I am trying to find lanes and get pucks there so guys can find rebounds and things like that."

Gillis has also been quoted as saying that he expects Tanev to develop into a top 4 Dman who logs significant minutes on the PP.
April 20, 2012
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