Credit goes to Gilman for signing Chris Tanev for $2 million?

The credit for signing Vancouver Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev to a one-year contract for $2 million probably goes to assistant general manager Laurence Gilman.

Under fired general manager Mike Gillis, Gilman was responsible for all player contract negotiations and his biography on describes him as the “chief negotiator of all player contracts.”

In his role as Vice President of Hockey Operations & Assistant General Manager, Gilman is the chief negotiator of all player contracts and the head of amateur scouting.

Gilman oversees the development and implementation of the Hockey Operations budget including: player contract negotiation, player transactions and salary arbitration. Gilman is also responsible for the administration and application of the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement and the development of the club’s strategic salary cap plan.

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