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NHL PLAYER, Brandon Tanev


Born Dec 31, 1991 -- Toronto, Ontario

Brandon Tanev (born December 31, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player of Macedonian descent who currently plays for the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League (NHL).  

Tanev began his collegiate career during the 2012–13 season with Providence College. During the 2015 NCAA Championship game, Tanev scored the game-winning goal to give the Providence Friars their first ever national title.  

On March 30, 2016, Tanev signed with the Winnipeg Jets. Tanev appeared in 3 games for the club to finish out the season.   In his first full professional season, Tanev split time between the Jets and the team's AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. On November 4, 2016 Tanev scored his first two NHL goals in a 5–3 victory against the Detroit Red Wings. Tanev finished the season with 4 points (2G, 2A) in 51 games for the Jets, and 9 points (2G, 7A) in 23 games for the Moose.  

On July 10, 2017, the Jets re-signed Tanev to a one-year, one-way contract worth $700,000.  

On March 27, 2018, Tanev scored his first career NHL hat trick, in a 5–4 shootout win over the Boston Bruins. On July 22, 2018 the Jets re-signed Tanev to a one-year, $1.15 million contract extension.  

On July 1, 2019, Tanev left the Jets and signed as a free agent to a six-year, $21 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  

Source: Wikipedia


Six Newport clients selected by the Kraken July 22, 2021

The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft was held last night. The Seattle Kraken selected one player each from 30 of the 31 other NHL teams. Among the players selected by the leagues newest franchise were Newport clients: Brandon Tanev, Jordan Eberle, Calle Jarnkrok, Vince Dunn, Jamie Oleksiak and Cale Fleury.

Seattle will play its first NHL game Oct. 12 at the Vegas Golden Knights, and its home opener, at Climate Pledge Arena, will be Oct. 23 against the Vancouver Canucks.

Tanev shines in Pens’ loss November 20, 2019

Brandon Tanev was named the 2nd star of the game last night, as the Pittsburgh Penguins fell to the New Islanders in overtime, 5-4. The rugged, two-way forward was excellent at both ends of the ice, registering 2 goals, 4 hits and 2 blocked shots in the contest.  

For more on Tanev and his positive impact on the Penguins so far this season, keep reading post here.