|Assets:||Moves the puck well and owns decent overall ability from the back end. Also has a projectable 6-2 frame. Is very mobile and usually makes the safe, smart play with the puck.|
|Flaws:||Needs to fill out his big frame in order to maximize his NHL upside. Lacks a physical edge to his game, which limits his overall shutdown appeal. Isn't a high-end point producer, either.|
|Career Potential:||Mobile puck-moving defenseman with some upside.|
|Atlantic Hockey||Rookie of the Year||2009-10|
|Atlantic Hockey||Third All-Star Team||2009-10|
|Atlantic Hockey||All-Tournament Team||2009-10|
|Atlantic Hockey||All-Rookie Team||2009-10|
|1/01/2016||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|12/28/2015||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/03/2015||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|11/10/2015||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|11/08/2015||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/24/2015||Signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a five-year contract extension.|
|3/09/2015||Missed 10 games (upper body injury).|
|2/22/2015||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/09/2015||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|7/05/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Vancouver Canucks tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/13/2014||Missed the last 11 regular season games (broken finger).|
|3/19/2014||Broken finger, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/28/2014||Missed 7 games (broken thumb).|
|1/31/2014||Broken thumb, injured reserve.|
|1/29/2014||Broken thumb, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/22/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.|
|7/02/2013||Vancouver Canucks tendered a qualifying offer.|
|5/07/2013||Missed the last 10 regular season and first 4 playoff games (leg injury).|
|4/08/2013||Leg injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|2/17/2012||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|1/23/2012||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|1/18/2012||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|10/17/2011||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|5/13/2011||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|4/07/2011||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|4/07/2011||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|4/02/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/16/2011||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|5/31/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|5/31/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
| 01/01/2016 10:03 PM
NewsTanev (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Ducks.
| 12/31/2015 3:57 PM
NewsTanev (undisclosed) told reporters he should be ready for Friday's contest with the Ducks, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.
| 12/28/2015 9:49 PM
NewsTanev (undisclosed) is not in the lineup Monday against the Kings.
| 12/28/2015 5:19 PM
NewsTanev didn't practice Monday during morning skate and is dealing with an undisclosed injury that held him out Saturday.
| 12/03/2015 9:39 PM
NewsTanev (hand) is in the lineup Thursday against the Stars.
| 12/01/2015 10:27 PM
NewsTanev will miss Tuesday's game against the Kings with a hand injury.
| 12/01/2015 1:06 PM
NewsTanev (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Tuesday's road contest against the Kings, Brad Ziemer of Vancouver Sun reports.
| 11/10/2015 7:04 PM
NewsTanev (undisclosed) will play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
| 11/10/2015 12:44 PM
NewsTanev (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
| 11/08/2015 3:15 PM
NewsTanev will miss Sunday's game against the Devils with an undisclosed issue, and is considered day-to-day.
| 10/25/2015 11:37 AM
NewsTanev scored his first goal of the season on the power play in Saturday's loss to Detroit.
| 10/08/2015 12:01 PM
NewsTanev picked up an assist and finished with a game-high plus-4 rating in Wednesday's season-opening win over the Flames.
Vancouver defenseman Christopher Tanev is doubtful for Sunday's game against the NY Islanders while dealing with an upper-body injury. | 02/21/2015 11:28 AM
NewsVancouver defenseman Christopher Tanev is doubtful for Sunday's game against the NY Islanders while dealing with an upper-body injury.
ImpactTanev has already missed the last three games. He has 15 points this season, but his fantasy value is limited.
D Chris Tanev not feeling love from Canucks | 07/06/2014 10:09 AM
NewsChris Tanev has accepted a one-year contract with the Canucks for $2 million but he still isn't feeling the love from the organization.
ImpactTanev, who established himself as a top-four defenseman last season averaging 20:44 in 64 games, to 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 million would be his ceiling in an arbitration award because he's not a big-time producer in measurable stats like points. But it's nowhere near what the 24-year-old would get on the open market. The key stat in arbitration for defensive defensemen, however, is ice time, and there were two RFA defensemen who've signed in the past year comparable to Tanev. Ottawa's Jared Cowen, with 158 career games to Tanev's 156, 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, $1
Tanev, Canucks agree to one-year extension | 07/05/2014 2:55 PM
NewsChris Tanev has agreed to a one-year contract with Vancouver worth $2 million.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactHe 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.
Chris Tanev probably out for the season | 03/19/2014 1:08 PM
NewsChris Tanev (hand) probably won't return before the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter
ImpactTanev sustained the injury while blocking a Steve Stamkos shot. He has six goals and 11 assists in 63 games this season.
Chris Tanev injures his right hand | 03/18/2014 10:50 AM
NewsChris Tanev hurt his right hand while blocking a shot from Steve Stamkos.
ImpactThe extent of Tanev's injury isn't clear yet. He has six goals and 17 points in 63 games this season.
Chris Tanev (thumb) is ready to return | 02/28/2014 2:08 PM
NewsChris Tanev (thumb) will rejoin the Canucks on Friday.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactTanev hasn't played since Jan. 27. He has five goals and 14 points in 54 games in 2013-14.
Tanev doesn't appear close to practicing | 02/22/2014 8:19 PM
NewsChris Tanev (thumb) doesn't appear close to returning to the Canucks lineup.
ImpactTanev 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.
Chris Tanev (thum) out until late February | 01/30/2014 4:43 PM
NewsChris Tanev didn't play Wednesday because of a broken thumb.
ImpactHe'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.
Chris Tanev scores winning goal for Canucks | 12/22/2013 11:13 PM
NewsDefenseman 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.
ImpactTanev 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.
Chris Tanev is in line for a big raise | 12/19/2013 10:38 AM
NewsChris Tanev is likely to get a sizable contract extension.
ImpactTanev 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.
Chris Tanev reaches 10-point mark | 12/10/2013 10:50 AM
NewsChris Tanev found the back of the net in Vancouver's 2-0 win on Monday.
ImpactTanev 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.
Canucks re-sign blueliner Chris Tanev | 08/22/2013 1:41 PM
NewsVancouver has re-signed Chris Tanev with a one-year deal.
ImpactHe 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.
Chris Tanev would thrive in KHL: Canucks GM | 08/17/2013 9:44 AM
NewsChris 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.
Impact"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."
Agent: KHL teams interested in Chris Tanev | 08/13/2013 11:31 AM
NewsChris 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.
Impact"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.
No talks between Canucks and RFA Chris Tanev | 08/06/2013 4:13 PM
NewsThere haven't been any talks recently between restricted free agent Chris Tanev and the Vancouver Canucks.
News1130 Sports on Twitter
ImpactTanev'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.
Canucks' talks with Tanev move slowly | 07/16/2013 11:41 AM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks' negotiations with restricted free agent Chris Tanev are moving slowly.
Impact"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.
Agent: Canucks extended QO to Chris Tanev | 07/02/2013 4:11 PM
NewsChris Tanev's agent says the Vancouver Canucks extended a qualifying offer to his client Tuesday.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter
ImpactTuesday was the deadline for teams to qualify pending restricted free agents or lose them to UFA status. Tanev is only 23 years old, but remains more of a depth defenseman for Vancouver. He had two goals, seven points and a plus-4 rating in 38 games last season.
Chris Tanev brings in agent for contract talk | 06/24/2013 2:20 PM
NewsChris Tanev has hired Vancouver-based agent Ross Gurney to help him negotiate a contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
ImpactTanev and his father, Mike, began contract talks with the Canucks in mid-May, but they have decided to go with someone with more expertise at this stage of the process. He will become an restricted free agent in July.
Tanev unlikely to play when playoffs start | 04/18/2013 5:19 PM
NewsVancouver coach Alain Vigneault doesn't expect Chris Tanev to be available at the start of the playoffs.
ImpactTanev is out indefinitely with a foot/ankle injury.
Tanev (foot) may return before season ends | 04/11/2013 3:16 PM
NewsChris Tanev is still out indefinitely with what is believed to be a foot injury, according to coach Alain Vigneault.
ImpactHowever, GM Mike Gillis said that Tanev may "be back fairly soon." He has missed two games with the ailment, but could return before the end of the season.
Chris Tanev will be sidelined indefinitely | 04/09/2013 3:35 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that Chris Tanev (leg) will be sidelined indefinitely.
Cam Tucker on Twitter
ImpactCoach Alain Vigneault says he's hopeful Tanev will return in time for the postseason, which sounds to us like Tanev will miss the remainder of the regular season. Tanev doesn't have a ton of fantasy value, but he's one of the Canucks' steadier defensemen and his absence will definitely be felt.
Chris Tanev out with leg injury | 04/09/2013 11:17 AM
NewsChris Tanev was out of the Vancouver lineup Monday with a leg injury.
ImpactTanev has been one of the unsung heroes on the blueline, just being a steady defenseman for the first place Northwest Division Canucks. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Chris Tanev defends teammate Alex Edler | 03/23/2013 12:44 PM
NewsDefenseman Chris Tanev of the Vancouver Canucks doesn't like the two-game suspension to teammate Alexander Edler for the hit he laid on Phoenix Coyotes' goaltender Mike Smith on Thursday night.
Impact"He was just trying to look Alex off and hoping he wouldn't go behind the net," reasoned Chris Tanev, who skated gingerly Friday on a bothersome right foot but will play against the Los Angeles Kings Saturday. "Alex was just trying to play the puck and Smith happened to be up against the wall. I don't know really where he (Edler) could have gone. They're both big guys and it's definitely a tough play. I'm sure he (Edler) was trying to squeeze through him, but there wasn't much space to move around. Alex was just trying to get his stick. It's just one of those hockey plays, I guess."
| 03/15/2013 2:48 AM
NewsChris Tanev returned to action on Thursday March 14.
Chris Tanev suffered upper-body injury Sunday | 03/12/2013 4:08 PM
NewsChris Tanev suffered what appeared to be a hand or arm injury during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Wild.
ImpactTanev left the game after blocking a shot, but his status remains a bit of a mystery. Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said Tuesday that he has no update on Tanev. The undrafted 23-year-old blueliner isn't much a fantasy weapon so this news shouldn't affect most teams.
Chris Tanev to move up to first unit | 02/21/2013 11:53 AM
NewsLook for Chris Tanev to play alongside Alexander Edler Thursday.
ImpactHis teammates think a lot of the undrafted 23-year-old. "He's a smart player," Kevin Bieksa said. "I see a lot of similarities to Alex Burrows. When he came up, people were saying the same things about him. He wasn't a good enough skater, he didn't have a good enough shot. But he just thinks the game so well. [Tanev] is really smart. He's really high percentage. And really poised. He gets the puck, and he has pressure on him, but he holds on to the puck and he makes the best possible decision every time." While we cannot recommend Tanev in fantasy pools as he has only a goal and three points in 15 games to go with a plus-three rating and six penalty minutes, he does make for a nice story.
Chris Tanev scores his first NHL goal in OT | 02/05/2013 12:04 PM
NewsChris Tanev netted his first NHL goal on Monday.
ImpactTanev's scored in overtime to put the Canucks past the Edmonton Oilers. It took him 63 career games to reach that feat. The blueliner isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Jan 1||1|
|Assists||1||10 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Jan 26||2|
|Points||1||12 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Jan 26||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Nov 4||2|
|Plus/Minus||4||at Cgy||Oct 7||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Det||Oct 24||0|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Det||Oct 24||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||47 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Feb 4||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Pit||Jan 23||0|
|Shots||3||2 times-last:at Det||last:Dec 18||3|
|Penalty Minutes||12||2014-15 (Van)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2013-14 (Van)|
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