Devils Rumors: New Jersey Linked To Chris Tanev This Summer

This upcoming offseason, amidst the New Jersey Devils' quest to address their defensive shortcomings and rejuvenate their roster after a challenging campaign, one name has emerged as a potential target, according to James Nichols: defenseman Chris Tanev.

Tanev's reputation for defensive reliability and veteran leadership aligns seamlessly with the Devils' objectives, making him a prime target in their offseason plans.

General Manager Tom Fitzgerald, at the helm of the Devils' strategic maneuvers, could potentially view Tanev as a crucial component in the team's revitalization efforts. Despite concerns surrounding Tanev's age and injury history, he continues to have a strong impact on stabilizing their defensive unit he's with.

As negotiations and speculation swirl around Tanev's potential landing spots this summer, the Devils remain prominently in the mix.

Since being traded to the Stars in March, Tanev has recorded one goal, four assists, five total points, a +6 plus/minus rating, and 36 blocked shots across 19 games played.

On the season as a whole, Tanev has amassed two goals, 19 total points, a strong +22 plus/minus rating, and an impressive 207 blocked shots over 75 games played.

The 34-year-old is in the final year of his 4-year, $18M contract, carrying an AAV of $4.5M. Photo Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports