Tanev, an undrafted free agent who signed with the Canucks in 2010, got his first big taste of the NHL last season, playing in 38 of the 48 games. He tallied two goals and five assists while averaging 17:17 of game action, the most in a season thus far in his career.
This would qualify as a prove-it deal for Tanev. The price is certainly a little high for what he's done up until now but not much. His hope is that he will take another step forward this season and earn much more next summer when he again hits free agency.