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 Pittsburgh Penguins 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.
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 thesportsdaily.com post here.