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Christopher “Chris” Tanev

Born:December 20, 1989Draft:2010 Canucks, Undrafted
Hometown:East York, ON, CANPosition:D
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Calgary Flames

Christopher Tanev (born December 20, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the Vancouver Canucks.

Unselected in the NHL Entry Draft, he was signed by the Canucks as a free agent after his freshman year with the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers. In his only college season, he was named Atlantic Hockey’s Rookie of the Year, in addition to receiving All-Tournament and Third All-Star Team honours, while helping the Tigers to a conference championship. Prior to college, he played three seasons in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League.

Chris Tanev Calgary Flames
Chris Tanev (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

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  • NCAA (AHA) All-Rookie Team — 2009-10
  • NCAA (AHA) Champion — 2009-10
  • NCAA (AHA) Regular Season Champion — 2009-10
  • NCAA (AHA) Rookie of the Year — 2009-10
  • NCAA (AHA) Third All-Conference Team — 2009-10
  • World Championship Gold Medal — 2015-16
  • Alternate Captain (Canucks) — 2016-2020
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