The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they’ve signed Brandon Tanev, an unrestricted free agent out of Providence College, to a one-year entry-level contract for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.
The official announcement via the team’s Twitter account is below.
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) March 30, 2016
Tanev just finished his senior season with Providence College, which he netted 15 goals and 28 total points in 38 games. Throughout his four years at Providence, he amassed 35 goals and 77 points through 149 games. He also helped lead Providence to a 2015 NCAA championship with his game-winning goal vs. Boston University.
Providence was eliminated from the 2016 NCAA Men’s tournament by losing to Minnesota-Duluth last week.
A Toronto native, Tanev is known for his speed and two-way play. His scouting report according to EliteProspects.Com is as follows…
Well-rounded two-way winger that can score as well as be trusted with defensive zone time. Moves the puck out well and has excellent positional recognition around the neutral zone and just inside the blue line. Great along the half wall and battles hard. Cycles well and keeps the puck moving when in-possession. Very good mobility, and his speed might be his most prominent asset. Unquestionable shot and puck skills.
Brandon, like his brother and current Vancouver Canucks’ defenseman Chris, went undrafted at the NHL level. However, he did participate in Boston’s prospect camp last summer.
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