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Vancouver Canucks re-sign Chris Tanev, Peter Andersson; Linden Vey still an RFA
The Vancouver Canucks have once again locked up Chris Tanev, once again inking the integral defenceman to a one-year deal which will cast his future with the into doubt next summer, again.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed by the Canucks, who announced the contract on Friday night. After the 2012/13 season, Tanev signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal that made with a Restricted Free Agent (RFA) this summer.
CapGeek has reported the deal at $2 million for next season.
Tanev, a native of Toronto, had 17 points in 64 games last year and was perhaps Vancouver's most consistent defenceman, game-in and game-out, often earning the praise of then-head coach John Tortorella.
The move came one day after the Canucks also announced the extension of power winger Zack Kassian to a two-year, $3.5 million deal and one day before Vancouver also re-signed depth defenceman and Utica Comets regular Peter Andersson.
Vancouver has now either officially retained or cut ties with everyone from last year's roster, saying goodbye to stars Ryan Kesler and Jason Garrison, as well as yet-to-bloom products Jordan Schroeder and Zac Dalpe, and 2013 surprise Mike Santorelli. The Canucks have kept Kassian, Tanev, Andersson, and Yannick Weber around.
The only key player left to come to terms with is current RFA Linden Vey, who Vancouver acquired from the Los Angeles Kings at the NHL Draft.