The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Christopher Tanev to a one-year contract, the team announced Saturday. Financial details were not disclosed.
Tanev, 24, has spent all four of his NHL seasons with the Canucks, who signed the Toronto native as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He set career highs last season with six goals, 11 assists, 17 points and a plus-12 rating in 64 games.
"He had a good season last year," general manager Jim Benning told the Vancouver Province. "He had a couple of injuries along the way, but he kind of took the next step. He's still a young player.
"We wanted to see another full season, another body of work this next season. ... If he has another good season, then we'll try to lock him up long-term."