Brandon Tanev

Brandon Tanev

30-Year-Old Left WingLW
Seattle Kraken
IR
Injury Knee
Est. Return 10/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Kraken -- without a sweetener -- took Tanev (and the four years remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $3.5 million) from the Penguins in the Expansion Draft, a move that appears to have been a clear win for Pittsburgh. Tanev has his uses. He has plenty of speed, he's an excellent penalty killer, and he's always among the league leaders in hits, but his career high in goals is 14 and he has exactly one power-play point in five NHL seasons. Tanev should help Seattle win hockey games and he's worth a late-round fantasy pick if your league rewards hits, but that's about it. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $21 million contract with the Penguins in July of 2019. Selected by the Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft.
Needs surgery, out for season
LWSeattle Kraken
Knee
December 27, 2021
Tanev (knee) will undergo ACL surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
ANALYSIS
The 29-year-old suffered the season-ending injury Dec. 18 against Edmonton. Tanev finishes his brief 2021 campaign with nine goals and six assists in 30 games.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:34
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:13
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:24
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
14:46
0:06
2:12
2020–21
14:26
0:07
2:24
2021–22
14:34
0:13
1:24
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Lands on injured reserve
LWSeattle Kraken
Lower Body
December 21, 2021
Tanev (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
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Departs with lower-body injury
LWSeattle Kraken
Lower Body
December 18, 2021
Tanev left Saturday's game versus the Oilers late in the third period with a lower-body injury, and head coach Dave Hakstol didn't have an update on his status after the game, Marisa Ingemi of The Seattle Times reports.
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Bulges twine against Sharks
LWSeattle Kraken
December 15, 2021
Tanev scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over San Jose.
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Puts up assist Saturday
LWSeattle Kraken
December 11, 2021
Tanev notched an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
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Erupts for three points
LWSeattle Kraken
November 29, 2021
Tanev scored a shorthanded goal on two shots, dished two assists, went plus-4 and added four hits in Monday's 7-4 win over the Sabres.
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