18 January 2012

Tanev Recalled by Vancouver

Photo by Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenseman Chris Tanev from the Chicago Wolves.

Photo by Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenseman Chris Tanev from the Chicago Wolves.

TANEV paces Wolves defensemen with a career-high 12 assists and ranks second among team rear guards with a career-best 12 points in 25 games this season. He also has posted a +5 plus/minus rating this year and has notched an even or plus rating in 13 of his last 15 matchups.

The 22-year-old blueliner also has skated in three National Hockey League games with Vancouver this season.

The Toronto, native made his NHL debut with the Canucks last year, collecting one assist in 29 contests during his professional debut. He also collected 8 assists, 9 points and 16 penalty minutes in 39 American Hockey League tilts with the Manitoba Moose last season.