Christopher Tanev Scouting Report

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Created: Nov. 11, 2023
Updated: Nov. 13, 2023
Talent Type: Professional
Position scouted: Right Defense
Age when scouted: 33
Projection: Second Pair
Trending: Under NHL Contract
Birthday: Dec. 20, 1989
Height: 6' 2 | 188 cm
Weight: 196 lbs | 89 kg
Contract: $18,000,000 over 4 years (Cap hit: $4,500,000)
Tanev is best described as a '2-way / Match-up D'
He's extremely competitive and willing to do whatever it takes to keep pucks out his net.
The bulk of his TOI comes at ES and PK#1.

In his last 5 games his ice time has ranged between 18:03 - 22:11. On November 11th Tanev skated 16:10 at ES and an incredible 5:43 on the PK versus Ottawa. He was credited with 4 shot blocks.

Tanev arrives on time in all three zones and, occasionally, will skate the play up ice on his own. He's generally responsible with the puck. His outlets are crisp and accurate.
Any offense that he produces should be considered a bonus.

Tanev is a pending UFA who turns 34 in December, His next contract will likely max out at 2 years, maybe three at the most. He's dealt with his fair share of injuries over the course of his career. It's no coincidence, considering the hard minutes he plays every night and his approach to the game.

It's only a matter of time before his body can't take the hard minutes it absorbs, but he would be a nice addition for a team looking to bolster their D-core in hopes of a deep playoff run.
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  • Compete/Consistency: 95
  • Defensive Zone Starts: 92
  • Hockey IQ: 88
  • Offensive Zone Starts: 70
  • Penalty Kill: 90
  • Power Play: 5
  • Physicality: 84
  • Puck Moving/Passing: 78
  • Shot: 78
  • Skating: 78
  • 20%: Compete/Consistency, Hockey IQ, Skating
  • 12%: Puck Moving/Passing
  • 8%: Shot
  • 4%: Defensive Zone Starts, Offensive Zone Starts, Penalty Kill, Power Play, Physicality