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Flames, Chris Tanev agree to four-year, $18M contract

Hours after agreeing to terms with goaltender Jacob Markstrom, the Calgary Flames have added a second former Vancouver Canuck by signing defenceman Christopher Tanev.

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and Chris Johnston, the deal is for four years and has an average annual value of $4.5 million.

Tanev, 30, had two goals and 18 assists along with a plus-4 rating in 69 games with the Vancouver Canucks this past season. He went on to register a goal and six assists in 17 appearances during the 2019-20 Stanley Cup Playoffs, helping the Canucks reach Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Tanev, who has spent his entire NHL career with the Canucks, departs with more than 500 regular-season games played for the Canucks, ranking him 10th all-time among defencemen in franchise history.

The Flames now have approximately $6.4 million in projected cap space remaining after signing Tanev and his Canucks teammate in goaltender Markstrom, who signed a six-year, $36-million contract earlier on Friday.

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