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Canucks re-sign defensemen Tanev, Alberts

Thursday, 08.22.2013 / 5:46 PM / News


The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defensemen Christopher Tanev and Andrew Alberts, the team announced Thursday.

Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun reported Tanev's deal is for one season at $1.5 million. Tanev, 23, was a restricted free agent after scoring two goals and seven points in 38 games for the Canucks in 2012-13. He was fifth among the team's regular defensemen with an average of 17:17 of ice time per game.

Tanev (6-foot-2, 185 pounds) missed the end of the season and the team's first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the San Jose Sharks with a lower-body injury.

Alberts, 32, played 24 games for Vancouver last season, with one assist, 32 penalty minutes and 39 hits. The Vancouver Province reports his contract is worth $600,000.

Alberts (6-5, 218) has played 449 NHL games over eight seasons with the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and Canucks.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round