By The Canadian Press on October 10, 2020.
CALGARY – The Calgary Flames signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a four-year, US$18-million contract in free agency late Friday.
The 30-year-old has 22 goals and 118 points in 514 career NHL games, all with the Vancouver Canucks, to go along with 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 33 post-season contests.
Tanev signed as an undrafted free agent with the Canucks in May 2010 after one season at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The six-foot-two, 200-pound Tanev joins former Vancouver teammate Jacob Markstrom in Calgary after the netminder inked a six-year, $36-million deal with the Flames earlier Friday.
Tanev’s hard-nosed style led to a number of injury problems in recent years, but he suited up for all 69 games with the Canucks playing alongside rookie phenon Quinn Hughes before the 2019-20 campaign was shuttered in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Flames signed the Toronto native the same day former blue-liner T.J. Brodie agreed to a four-year, $20-million contract with the Maple Leafs.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 10, 2020.