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Vancouver re-signs Tanev: one year, $1.5 million

Aug 22, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

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The Canucks have reached an agreement with RFA defenseman Chris Tanev on a one-year, $1.5 million deal, the club announced on Thursday.

Tanev, 23, had spent much of the summer in a contract impasse with Vancouver after posting career highs in games (38), goals (two), assists (five) and points (seven) in 2013.

There were reports that he’d been contacted by KHL clubs about playing next season in Russia, but the former RIT standout opted to sign a short-term, “prove-it” with the Canucks deal instead.

(Next offseason will also be interested because Tanev will have arbitration rights, something he didn’t have this summer.)

Tanev figures to be a regular fixture in Vancouver’s six-man defensive rotation next year, along with Kevin Bieksa, Alex Edler, Jason Garrison, Dan Hamhuis and rookie Frank Corrado.

Former Montreal blueliner Yannick Weber should also be in the mix.

  1. massconn72 - Aug 22, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Go Tigers!

  2. canucks30 - Aug 22, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    The Canucks still need to sign one more veteran NHL defenseman to round out their top 8.

    There’s still quite a few of them out there looking for a job.

    • kaptaanamerica - Aug 22, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      Alberts signed right after when Murray went to the Habs…

    • badintent - Aug 23, 2013 at 12:35 AM

      Right on !! Hope they do soon

  3. kingsforever - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Canucks30, Top 8? You play 6 and have a healthy scratch buddy. Figure it out.

    • micasa81 - Aug 23, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      No need for the arrogant tone, especially considering that you’re wrong. The Canucks have had 8 D-men on the roster for most of the past 3-4 years.

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