Tanev was born to Sophie Meredith and Mike "Misho" Tanev in East York, Ontario. He is of Macedonian heritage and has two brothers, Brandon (who plays left wing for the Pittsburgh Penguins) and Kyle. The family moved to North York when Misho finished high school there.
He played junior ice hockey for the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League before going unselected in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. In 1999, he returned to the draft and was selected by the Vancouver Canucks with the ninth overall pick. He signed with the team on July 11, 1999.
During his first season with the Canucks, Tanev served as an alternate captain. He scored his first career goal on November 15, 2000, against Craig Johnson of the Colorado Avalanche. Tanev also has one assist in six games this season. The Canucks went 3-3-0 during that span.
After eight seasons with the Canucks, Tanev agreed to a five-year, $20.5 million contract extension on July 1, 2015. He had one year remaining on his original three-year deal signed with the Canucks after they drafted him ninth overall in 1999. The new contract will pay him $4.5 million per year.
Tanev, Christopher Brothers/Brandon Tanev, is an American ice hockey player. He plays as a center for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Canucks in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Tanev has also played for the Arizona Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs. He won a gold medal with the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
He has two siblings, a sister named Taylor and a brother named Blake. His mother, Laurie, is a physical therapist and his father, Kent, is a financial services manager. They both attended every one of Brandon's games during his junior career.
In August 2016, it was reported that Tanev had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He began chemotherapy treatment that same month.
Tanev made his NHL debut on March 9, 2009, against the Calgary Flames. He scored his first goal on March 23, 2009, against Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators. He currently plays on a line with Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin.
Tanev was born on January 4, 1987, in San Diego, California.
On December 20, 1989, Christopher Tanev was born in East York, Toronto, Canada, to parents Mike Tanev and Sophie Meredith Tanner. According to his nationality, he is Canadian and belongs to the white ethnic group. His father is Bulgarian and his mother is Canadian of Scottish descent.
He has two siblings: a sister named Alexa; and a brother named Kolya.
Christopher began dancing at the age of three years and a half when his father signed him up for classes. He continued training throughout his childhood and by the time he was ten years old, he was already taking part in competitions. At thirteen years old, Chris won the title of "Junior Champion" at the World Youth Dance Festival in Ireland. A few months later, he became the "Young Dancer of the Year" at the Canadian National Dance Awards ceremony held in Montreal. In 1990, at the age of fourteen, he joined Ballet Balyana on a full-time basis. The same year, he was invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join his company as one of its principal dancers. However, due to financial difficulties, Baryshnikov had to cancel their contract, so Christopher returned to Canada and joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.
Toronto, Ontario Brandon Tanev/Birthplace.
He is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays for the Vancouver Canucks. A highly skilled power forward, Tanev has won several awards including the Red Til You Own It Club Award as the best Canadian college student-athlete in 2009. He was also named to the 2010 NHL All-Rookie Team.
Tanev first attracted attention while playing with the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League. In 2004, he helped lead the club to a Memorial Cup title after scoring 14 goals and adding 22 assists for 36 points in just 21 games. The following year, he signed with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
During his time with the Giants, Tanev was drafted 35th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. On July 1, 2009, he signed a three-year, $3.45 million contract with the Canucks. He made his NHL debut on October 3, 2009, against the Calgary Flames. In his rookie season, he notched five goals and nine points in 37 games.