Chris Tanev

Russ Bitely




Chris Tanev, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 185

Born: 1989-12-20

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.

Drafted: Undrafted-Signed as free agent







February 2012 – Tanev slipped through the cracks going primarily unnoticed while playing juniors in the OJHL for the Markham Waxers in2008-09 season. After leading the RIT Tigers (NCAA- Atlantic Hockey Conference) team to the Frozen Four the following year, Tanev signed with the Canucks after his freshman season in 2010 as a free agent. Splitting time last season between the farm team Moose , as well the parent club and experiencing Stanley Cup Finals action. Again this year has mainly spent time in the AHL. Tanev will not “wow” you with his game or statistics. He is a steady defenseman that is called upon to play a simple game – no goals against and if you can chip in an assist every now and then that’s gravy.


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Fantasy Outlook: D-

Sixth man D in NHL who handles puck well and breaks play out, but will not get you many points.



Chris Tanev 2011 NHL Pre-season short-handed goal:




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Chris Tanev statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Alex Steeves 7.0 7.5
Nicholas Moldenhauer 7.0 7.5
Otto Stenberg 8.5 8.5
Will Smith 9.0 8.5
Clay Stevenson 6.5 5.5
Joseph Woll 7.5 7.5
Curtis Douglas 5.5 6.5
Matthew Knies 8.5 9.5
Axel Rindell 6.0 5.0
Veeti Miettinen 6.5 5.0