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**Maple Leafs Sign Veteran Defenseman Chris Tanev**

Veteran defenseman Chris Tanev has signed a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after splitting last season between the Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars. While the contract’s length hasn’t been disclosed, Tanev will have an average annual value (AAV) of $5 million, which is considered great value for his skills.

**Tanev Joins the Maple Leafs**

Adding a top-four defenseman like Tanev is a significant boost for the Maple Leafs. Although Tanev is not known for his scoring, he contributes offensively while excelling in defense and limiting opponents’ chances.

During his time with the Flames, Tanev’s defensive pairs were among the best in minimizing opponents’ scoring opportunities, with the lowest expected goals against per 60 minutes among pairs logging 50 minutes of ice time. His strong defensive play continued with the Stars, enhancing their depth.


Tanev finished the year with two goals and 19 points, starting most of his shifts in the defensive zone and ending the season with 207 blocked shots. His defensive prowess makes him a valuable asset, making this contract beneficial for both Tanev and the Maple Leafs.

**Impact on the Maple Leafs**

The contract provides Tanev with long-term security while giving the Maple Leafs a reliable top-four defenseman. Tanev may not be a high scorer, but his ability to suppress the opposition is crucial. As a shutdown defenseman, he strengthens the team’s defense and enhances their status as contenders.

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