Brandon Tanev
Brandon Tanev
29-Year-Old Left WingLW
Seattle Kraken
2020 Fantasy Outlook
While it won't show up in fantasy contests, Tanev's biggest attribute last season was his ability to draw penalties and put Pittsburgh's star-studded power play on the ice. In terms of production, the Toronto-born winger managed 11 goals and 14 helpers in 68 games while dishing out an impressive 244 hits last year. Pittsburgh brought in Evan Rodrigues and Mark Jankowski to help shore up its third-line depth but Tanev could be an option to move up the depth chart. Even with the shortened season, the 27-year-old grinder should be capable of putting up 15-20 points, providing decent fantasy value in formats that factor in hits. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $21 million contract with the Penguins in July of 2019.
Headed to the Pacific Northwest
LWSeattle Kraken
July 21, 2021
Tanev was grabbed by the Kraken from the Penguins in Wednesday's Expansion Draft, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
ANALYSIS
Tanev was left exposed in favor of veteran Jeff Carter, a decision that no doubt was impacted by the potential absence of Evgeni Malkin (knee) to start the upcoming season. While the 29-year-old Tanev's role with his new club will be to provide depth, his speed and tenacity could see him challenge for a top-six spot, and he figures to be a mainstay on the penalty kill. Regardless of where he lands on the depth chart, the Toronto native should be capable of pushing for the 25-30 point threshold.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:26
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:07
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:24
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
14:07
0:04
2:08
2019–20
14:46
0:06
2:12
2020–21
14:26
0:07
2:24
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After being signed by the Penguins to a six-year deal in the offseason, the gritty winger figures to slot into a bottom-six role in his new digs, but he should still be able to challenge for the 30-point threshold, a mark he missed by just one point in 2018-19. Additionally, the Penguins still have a potential spot on the top line available heading into training camp, which could open the door for Tanev to slide up the depth chart. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the Toronto native's chance of earning power-play minutes are minimal.
While Tanev achieved career highs across the board in 2017-18, a scant bottom-six role made it all too easy to overlook his offensive achievements as a third-year NHLer. He uncorked eight goals, 10 assists and a plus-13 rating over 61 regular-season games before scoring four times to supplement a pair of assists during the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. Finding consistent playing time is the biggest hurdle that Tanev will need to clear on the path to fantasy relevance, but the good news is that he's no longer a perpetual press-box warmer, and most of his absences from the 2017-18 campaign were the direct result of an upper-body injury that he's since overcome. Tanev filed for arbitration and that wasn't the best look for an inexperienced player, though the two sides ultimately settled on a one-year, $1.15 million deal.
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Puts away game-winner
LWPittsburgh Penguins
May 20, 2021
Tanev scored a goal on three shots and piled up a team-leading eight hits Thursday in a 5-4 win over the Islanders in Game 3.
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Removed from LTIR
LWPittsburgh Penguins
May 15, 2021
Tanev (upper body) has been removed from injured reserve, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports.
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Officially ruled out Saturday
LWPittsburgh Penguins
Upper Body
May 7, 2021
Tanev (upper body) practiced in full with the Penguins on Friday but won't be available for Saturday's regular-season finale versus Buffalo.
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Cleared to resume contact
LWPittsburgh Penguins
Upper Body
May 3, 2021
Tanev (upper body) has been cleared to begin taking contact but won't be ready to play against the Flyers on Monday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
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Making trip with team
LWPittsburgh Penguins
Upper Body
April 28, 2021
Tanev (upper body) will travel with the Penguins for their upcoming four-game road trip. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Tans skated with the taxi squad before practice today and is making progress. They'll all travel with us," Pens Inside Scoop reports.
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