Chris Tanev leaves Canucks for Flames in free agency

Oct 9 2020, 7:59 pm

Chris Tanev is joining Jacob Markstrom in Calgary, as the longtime Vancouver Canucks defenceman has signed a four-year deal with the Flames.

The 30-year-old blueliner has signed a four-year deal worth $4.5 million per season, according to a report from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Tanev spent 10 years with the Canucks, establishing himself as a modern defensive defenceman that can move the puck efficiently. While he’s slowed down in recent years, he’s still an excellent penalty killer who will fearlessly block shots.

The Toronto native has battled injuries throughout his career, but played every game for the the Canucks last season for the first time.

In the end, it appears the Canucks couldn’t come close to matching Calgary’s offer, according to TSN 1040’s Rick Dhaliwal, offering less money and less term than the Flames.

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