The Winnipeg Jets announced today, they have agreed to terms with free-agent college forward Brandon Tanev on a one-year, two-way contract for the remainder of the 2015-16 season for a pro-rated average annual value of $925,000.
Tanev, 24, just completed his senior year at Providence College where the left-winger tallied 28 points (15G, 13A) in 38 games for the Friars. Providence’s season came to an end after a loss to Minnesota-Duluth on Mar. 25. Tanev helped the Friars win the 2015 NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship, scoring the game-winning goal in the championship final against Boston University. Tanev finished his NCAA career with 77 points (35G, 42A) in 149 games. He joined Providence College after playing junior hockey with the Surrey Eagles of the British Columbia Hockey League.
“We are very excited that Brandon has chosen to sign with the Jets,” said Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Jets, Kevin Cheveldayoff. “Brandon enjoyed a tremendously successful collegiate career at Providence and will bring a combination of high end speed, energy, and physicality that complement the identity of the Winnipeg Jets. We have been consistently impressed by Brandon’s pace of play, his competitive level night in and night out, and his ability to get on the puck. Brandon’s game fits that of the Winnipeg Jets nicely, and we are excited to add a player of his ability to our organization.”
The Toronto native is the younger brother of Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman Chris Tanev who played part of one season with the Manitoba Moose while they were the Canucks’ AHL affiliate.
Born: Dec. 31, 1991 -- Toronto, ON
Height 6.00 -- Weight 180 -- Shoots L