Providence College alumnus and forward Brandon Tanev inked an entry-level deal with the Winnipeg Jets this spring, joining the Central Division club at the NHL level for three games at the end of the season.
Now, the team has confirmed that he’ll be back for one more year.
Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reported on Thursday afternoon that Tanev has been extended on a one year, two-way deal with the Jets for the coming season. The details of the contract have not currently been announced, but the forward’s qualifying offer would put him at $874,125 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level, should it match what he actually inked.
By playing the winger in three games this past spring, the Jets burned the one year ELC they signed for Tanev – so seeing them retain him is a good sign, as it shows he did well enough to be considered for next year at either the AHL or NHL level.
Undrafted, Tanev put up 28 points in 38 regular season games for Providence College before going pro this spring. He is the younger brother of fellow undrafted NHLer Chris Tanev, who plays for the Vancouver Canucks and was named to Team Canada for the 2016 World Championships this May. If the younger of the two brothers is able to impress as well, this will bode well as a smart pickup for the Jets down the road.