Christopher Tanev RUMORS & NEWS

  • Why Chris Tanev is the most important player for the Canucks

    Sportsnet "Chris Tanev likely isn’t the first name that comes to mind when listing critical members of the Vancouver Canucks. He’s not flashy and doesn’t add a lot to a Vancouver blueline that’s shy on points. He’s not overly physical either, with only two minor penalties and just 16 hits to his credit all..." February 19

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Canucks announce Chris Tanev five year extension. AAV $4.45M.

  • Canucks sign D Chris Tanev to five-year extension

    CBS Sports "Defenseman Chris Tanev may not be a big-name player in the league, but he has become an integral part of the Vancouver Canucks blue line over the last three seasons. Tuesday, the Canucks rewarded him with a five-year extension. The deal is worth $22.25 million according to Elliotte Friedman of..." March 24

  • Broken thumb means early break for Tanev

    Vancouver Province "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev has a broken thumb and it’s believed he’ll miss the team’s remaining six games before the NHL Olympic break, beginning with Wednesday night’s matchup with Chicago. It’s not good news for a team that is struggling to pull out of a 4-7-2 stretch that goes..." January 30

  • Chris Tanev extension likely on Canucks to-do list early in new year

    Vancouver Sun "It figures to be a happy new year for Chris Tanev. Quite likely a prosperous one, too. As the Vancouver Canucks defenceman quietly but efficiently establishes himself as one of the NHL’s top young blue-liners, the clock is ticking on the one-year contract Tanev signed with the team this past..." December 19

  • Canucks’ beefed-up Tanev seeking bigger role on blue line

    Vancouver Sun "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev will never be confused with the Incredible Hulk or Montreal Canadiens wide-bodied defenceman Douglas Murray who is hockey's version of the fictional behemoth. Tanev is tall and slim but at least he is no longer a total string bean. When he signed with..." September 20

  • Canucks re-sign defenceman Chris Tanev to one-year deal

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks announced Thursday that the they have re-signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a one-year contract. The 23-year-old scored two goals and five assists and added 10 penalty minutes in 38 games with Vancouver in 2012.13. In 92 NHL contests with Vancouver the 6'2” 185 lbs...." August 22

  • Chris Tanev, Canucks agree to one-year contract

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks annonuced Thursday that they have agreed to a one-year contract extension with RFA defenceman Chris Tanev. The deal will pay Tanev $1.5 million. The short-term contract exposes the Canucks to some risk as Tanev could be due for a substantial raise with a good year but..." August 22

  • Canucks' D-man Tanev would thrive in KHL or Swiss League, says Tambellini

    Vancouver Province "It seems a stretch that Chris Tanev would be forced to sign on with a Kontinental Hockey League club or one in the Swiss A league but a player who should know says the young D-man would thrive in Europe. Tanev 23 a restricted free agent is deadlocked in contract negotiations with the Canucks on..." August 17

  • Chris Tanev draws KHL interest as talks with Canucks stall

    Vancouver Sun "The agent for defenceman Chris Tanev hasn’t heard from the Vancouver Canucks in a couple of weeks but he has been fielding calls from KHL clubs. No formal offers have been made but Ross Gurney said Monday that there is interest in Tanev in the KHL. Gurney stressed however that Tanev very..." August 13

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    News1130 Sports @News1130Sports

    Tanev's agent Ross Gurney says no update - the 2 sides are not talking.

  • Chris Tanev hires agent to expedite talks with Canucks

    Vancouver Province "Chris Tanev has hired a player agent to assist him in consummating a contract with the Canucks. Tanev, 23, a pending restricted free agent, will be officially represented by Vancouver-based Ross Gurney, whose NHL clients include Norris Trophy winning defenceman Duncan Keith of the Blackhawks,..." June 24

  • Canucks' Tanev won't come cheap

    Vancouver Province "The Canucks say they need to get younger next year, for salary cap reasons, but it appears their top young player is not going to be re-signed cheaply. With the NHL salary cap dropping by $5.9 million next season, a number of teams — the Canucks among them — will be scrambling to find ways to..." May 24

  • Canucks’ blue-line will miss dependable Tanev

    Vancouver Province "Vancouver hockey fans are used to seeing Chris Tanev bounce back, like a speed bag after taking one of those hard hits, to make another stretch pass to a streaking teammate up-ice. The Canucks defenceman has been working on strategies the last couple of seasons to limit his time spent in harm’s..." April 10

  • Canucks lose Higgins, Tanev for the rest of the regular season and maybe longer

    Vancouver Province "The Canucks will head into the longest road of their season missing two key players. And it gets worse, as both left winger Chris Higgins and defenceman Chris Tanev are not expected to be available for the remainder of the regular season – which ends on April 27. Canucks head coach Alain..." April 09