Canucks have signed defenceman Tanev to a five-year contract extension

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(ISN) – 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.

CHRIS TANEV’S CAREER STATISTICS

— Regular Season — —- Playoffs —-

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM

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2006-07 Durham Fury OPJHL 40 0 9 9 8

2007-08 Durham Fury OPJHL 19 1 6 7 12

2007-08 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 4 0 0 0 0

2007-08 Markham Waxers OPJHL 26 1 9 10 12

2008-09 Markham Waxers OJHL 50 4 37 41 33

2009-10 R.I.T. AHA 41 10 18 28 4

2010-11 Manitoba Moose AHL 39 1 8 9 16 14 1 2 3 4

2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 29 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0

2011-12 Vancouver Canucks NHL 25 0 2 2 2 5 0 0 0 0

2011-12 Chicago Wolves AHL 34 0 14 14 6 — — — — —

2012-13 Chicago Wolves AHL 29 2 10 12 6 — — — — —

2012-13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 38 2 5 7 10 — — — — —

2013-14 Vancouver Canucks NHL 64 6 11 17 8 — — — — —

2014-15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 60 2 14 16 10

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NHL Totals 216 10 33 43 30 10 0 0 0 0

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