Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Tanev
Chris Tanev was born on December 20, 1989 in East York, Ontario. A product of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League, he was undrafted by an NHL club, but signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Vancouver Canucks on May 31, 2010.

Tanev would make his professional debut in the American Hockey League with the Manitoba Moose before injuries to the Canucks defense corps opened the door for his first taste of NHL action. On January 18, 2011, Tanev made his NHL debut against the Colorado Avalanche. He would go on to appear in 29 games for the Canucks, earning praise for his hockey sense and crafty play.

The following year Tanev would split time between the NHL and AHL. In 25 games for Vancouver, he recorded a pair of assists.

Tanev would establish himself as one of the Canucks top defenders, In 2014-15, he recorded a career-high 20 points, while providing the club with stable play from the back end. He followed that up with 18 points the following season. At the conclusion of the year, Tanev was named to Team Canada and helped his homeland to the 2016 World Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2006-07 Durham Fury ON-Jr.A 40 0 9 9 8 4 0 3 3 6
2007-08 Durham Fury ON-Jr.A 19 1 6 7 12
2007-08 Stouffville Spirit ON-Jr.A 4 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.A 26 1 9 10 12 23 1 2 3 4
2008-09 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.A 50 4 37 41 33 14 1 5 6 8
2009-10 Rochester Institute of Technology AH 41 10 18 28 4
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 29 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Manitoba Moose AHL 39 1 8 9 16 +5 14 1 2 3 4
2011-12 Vancouver Canucks NHL 25 0 2 2 2 +10 5 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Chicago Wolves AHL 34 0 14 14 6 +12
2012-13 Chicago Wolves AHL 29 2 10 12 6 +4
2012-13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 38 2 5 7 10 +4
2013-14 Vancouver Canucks NHL 64 6 11 17 8 +12
2014-15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 70 2 18 20 12 +8 6 0 3 3 0
2015-16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 4 14 18 8 -8
2015-16 Canada WC-A 10 0 1 1 0 +8
2016-17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 53 2 8 10 14 +3
NHL Totals 348 16 59 75 54 16 0 3 3 0


Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, May 31, 2010.
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