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Tanev signed to five-year extension

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a five-year contract extension that will run through the end of the 2020.21 NHL season.

“Chris has developed into an excellent NHL defenceman and is an extremely important part of our team,” said Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning. “He’s a player you want on the ice in the most critical points of a game and we’re excited about having him with our group as we continue to play to win today, with an eye to the future.”

Tanev, 25, has recorded 16 points (2-14-16) and 10 penalty minutes in his sixth season with the Canucks. He currently ranks second on the team with a +10 rating, first on the team in shorthanded time on ice per game (2:46) and second in even-strength time on ice per game (17:55). Tanev also leads the team and ranks 13th in the League in blocked shots this season with 153.

In 216 career NHL games, all with the Canucks, Tanev has scored 10 goals, 33 assists (10-33-43) and logged 30 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 10 playoff games, including three in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.

Prior to joining the Canucks, Tanev led the R.I.T. Tigers of the Atlantic Hockey Association to their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and Frozen Four Semi-Final.

The 6’2” 194-pound native of Toronto, Ontario was signed as a free agent by Vancouver on May 31, 2010.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2006-2007 Durham Fury-OPJHL 40 0 9 9 8
2007-2008 Durham Fury-OPJHL 19 1 6 7 12
2007-2008 Stouffville Spirit-OPJHL 4 0 0 0 0
2007-2008 Markham Waxers-OPJHL 26 1 9 10 12
2008-2009 Markham Waxers-OJHL 50 4 37 41 33
2009-2010 Rochester Institute of Technology-AH 41 10 18 28 4
2010-2011 Canucks 29 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0.0
2010-2011 Manitoba Moose-AHL 39 1 8 9 5 16 0 0 0 21 4.8
2011-2012 Canucks 25 0 2 2 10 2 0 0 0 15 0.0
2011-2012 Chicago Wolves-AHL 34 0 14 14 12 6 0 0 0 36 0.0
2012-2013 Canucks 38 2 5 7 4 10 0 0 1 20 10.0
2012-2013 Chicago Wolves-AHL 29 2 10 12 4 6 0 0 0 32 6.2
2013-2014 Canucks 64 6 11 17 12 8 0 1 2 65 9.2
2014-2015 Canucks 60 2 14 16 10 10 0 0 1 44 4.5
NHL Totals 216 10 33 43 36 30 0 1 4 159 6.3
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2006-2007 Durham Fury-OPJHL 4 0 3 3 6 0 0 0
2007-2008 Markham Waxers-OPJHL 23 1 2 3 4 0 0 1
2008-2009 Markham Waxers-OJHL 14 1 5 6 8 1 0 1
2010-2011 Canucks 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
2010-2011 Manitoba Moose-AHL 14 1 2 3 7 4 0 0 0
2011-2012 Canucks 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
NHL Totals 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0
  
 

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