Chris Tanev

Chris Tanev

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Chris Tanev: A Brief Biography



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Christopher Tanev is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman for the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League (NHL). He began his NHL journey with the Vancouver Canucks in 2010 after getting signed as a free agent by the team.


Prior to that, he played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Peterborough Petes. His strong defensive performance in the OHL caught the attention of NHL scouts, leading to his selection in the NHL as an undrafted player. Chris Tanev signed as an undrafted free agent with the Vancouver Canucks on May 31, 2010, and quickly established himself as a solid defenseman. In 2015, Tanev received the Babe Pratt trophy, presented to the best defenseman in the Vancouver Canucks. He joined the Calgary Flames on October 9, 2020, after spending 10 seasons with the Canucks. However, his stay with the Flames was short-lived as he was traded in a three-team deal to the Dallas Stars with the New Jersey Devils retaining some salary.


Chris Tanev's Personal Information


NameChristopher Tanev
Age34 years old ( as of April 2024)
DOBDecember 20, 1989
NationalityCanadian
Mother NameSophie Tanev
Father nameMikko Tanev
ProfessionIce Hockey player
Net WorthN/A
Height6’2” (188 cm)
Weight197 lbs (89 kg)
EducationRochester Institute of Technology Tigers
Relationship StatusMarried


Chris Tanev's Early Days

Chris Tanev was born in East York, Ontario and began his hockey journey in the Greater Ontario Hockey League with the Toronto Red Wings. For the 2006-07 season, he started with the Durham Fury where he recorded nine assists over 40 games. The following season, he had stints across the Stouffville Spirit, Markham Royals and Fury across 49 games.


For the 2009-10 season, Tanev joined the NCAA Division I with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Tigers of the Atlantic Hockey Conference. During his rookie season there, he recorded 18 assists alongside 10 goals for 28 points. Moreover, he was the recipient of the Rookie of the Year honors.


Chris Tanev's Personal Life

Chris Tanev has always kept his personal life private. He got married to Kendra in 2020 after dating for a long time. Not Kendra nor Tanev has shared any details about their relationship or how they met. Regarding his family background, he has his parents and siblings who form a healthy support system for him to thrive.


Chris Tanev's Family Background

Chris Tanev was born to parents Sophie and Miko Tanev on December 20, 1989 in East York, Ontario. He grew up alongside his brothers Brandon and Kyle. Moreover, Brandon is a professional ice hockey player for the Seattle Kraken in the NHL and Kyle most recently played for the OJHL’s Trenton Golden Hawks.


The Tanev family is of Macedonian heritage.


Chris Tanev's Wife

Chris Tanev is married to former soccer player Kendra who showcased her talent at the collegiate level and played for the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers.


Prior to that, Kendra played soccer at high school where she served as captain for the Lyons High school team, earning awards like the 2006 American Legion MVP and the Birds Eye Foods Player of the Week titles.


Chris Tanev's Kids

Chris and Kendra Tanev have no kids as of now.


Chris Tanev's Social Media

Chris Tanev has an Instagram account by the name of @tanevchris where he has 17K followers. However, he does not post very frequently.


Chris Tanev's Net Worth

Unfortunately, there is no concrete information regarding Chris Tanev’s net worth.


Nonetheless, he has earned $46,166,829 from his hockey career, spanning nearly 14 seasons.


Chris Tanev as a Brand Ambassador Endorsement

Chris Tanev has not disclosed any information regarding signing any deals with any brands, as of April 2024.


Chris Tanev's Investments

Chris Tanev has not disclosed information regarding his investments in any public sector.


Chris Tanev's Career Stats


Chris Tanev's entire career stats are presented below in a table for better understanding:


Regular Season


SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIM
2006–07Durham FuryOPJHL400998
2007–08Durham FuryOPJHL1916712
2007–08Stouffville SpiritOPJHL40000
2007–08Markham WaxersOPJHL26191012
2008–09Markham WaxersOPJHL504374133
2009–10RIT TigersAHC411018284
2010–11Manitoba MooseAHL3918916
2010–11Vancouver CanucksNHL290110
2011–12Vancouver CanucksNHL250222
2011–12Chicago WolvesAHL34014146
2012–13Chicago WolvesAHL29210126
2012–13Vancouver CanucksNHL3825710
2013–14Vancouver CanucksNHL64611178
2014–15Vancouver CanucksNHL702182012
2015–16Vancouver CanucksNHL69414188
2016–17Vancouver CanucksNHL53281014
2017–18Vancouver CanucksNHL4229118
2018–19Vancouver CanucksNHL552101218
2019–20Vancouver CanucksNHL692182041
2020–21Calgary FlamesNHL56210126
2021–22Calgary FlamesNHL826222822
2022–23Calgary FlamesNHL651121321


Playoffs


SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIM
2006–07Durham FuryOPJHL40336
2008–09Markham WaxersOPJHL141568
2010–11Manitoba MooseAHL141234
2019–20Vancouver CanucksNHL171674
2021–22Calgary FlamesNHL80112


Chris Tanev's Achievements

A list of all of Chris Tanev’s achievements across his entire career are mentioned below in a table:


AwardYear
Top Defenceman (Markham Waxers)2008–09
Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Year (RIT Tigers)2009–10
All-Atlantic Hockey Third Team (RIT Tigers)2009–10
All-Atlantic Hockey Rookie Team (RIT Tigers)2009–10
Atlantic Hockey All-Tournament Team (RIT Tigers)2010
Babe Pratt Trophy (Vancouver Canucks)2015


Chris Tanev's Contracts

Chris Tanev has signed five contracts throughout his NHL career and the accumulated value of all his contracts stand at $46,450,000.


Tanev’s first contract was a three-year, entry-level contract with the Canucks for $2,700,000 in 2010. Moreover, Tanev extended his contract for one year for a salary of $1,500,000 for the 2013-14 season. He again signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, this time for $2,000,000 in 2014.


The fourth contract he signed was a five-year deal worth $22,250,000 with the same team in 2015. He signed his latest contract with the Calgary Flames for $18,000,000. Chris Tanev will make a salary of $4,500,000 while having a corresponding cap hit of $4,500,000 for the 2023-24 season.


Chris Tanev's House

Chris Tanev maintains a low-profile life and has not disclosed any details regarding his current place of residence.


Chris Tanev's Cars

Tanev’s car collection is not known as he has not posted any pictures with his cars.


FAQ's On Chris Tanev

A. Yes, Chris Tanev grew up alongside two brothers, Brandon and Kyle. Brandon is a professional ice hockey player for the Seattle Kraken in the NHL and Kyle most recently played for the OJHL’s Trenton Golden Hawks.

 A. Christopher Tenev played for the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks before joining the Dallas Stars.

 A. Chris Tanev will make a salary of $4,500,000 for the 2023-24 season while  his cap hit stands at $4,500,000 for this season.

 A. Chris Tanev was born on December 20, 1989, and is 34 years old presently (as of April 2024).

 A. Yes, Chris Tanev is married to former women's soccer player Kendra Tanev, who showcased her talent at the collegiate level and played for the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers.

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