John Tavares's 2017 Player Profile

(1) John Tavares   Islanders   C    [Age: 27]    [Ht: 6'1' ]    [Wt: 208 ]
YearTmGGoalAssSOGPPGPtsPPP+/-PenGWGSHG
2017 (Projected)NYI823449278108329152260
 
2016NYI7728382607661843831
 
2015NYI7833372507701963850
 
2014NYI82384827813863154680
John Tavares averaged a little more than a point-per-game from 2011-12 through 2014-15, which fell in line with the sky high expectations for him when he was taken with the first overall pick back in 2009. More recently though he's taken a bit of a step back with him recording 33 goals and 70 points in 78 games in 2015-16 and then 28 goals and 66 points in 77 contests in 2016-17. Those are still great numbers to be sure, but he's no longer playing like a potential first round pick in standard league fantasy drafts. One factor that might work in his favor though is that he hasn’t, at least at the time of writing, signed an extension with the Islanders. Players can sometimes over perform during contract years and while that’s not always true and isn’t something you can count on, it does give you a bit more reason for optimism. The 27-year-old (as of Sept. 20) still has that kind of point-per-game potential, but he might not be able to maintain that pace. Instead he's a much better bet to finish around the 30-goal and 70-point marks again.
Updated Oct. 21: John Tavares picked up a goal and two assists in Saturday's 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks. Tavares helped set up both of Anders Lee's goals in this one. He added a goal of his own (an empty-netter) in the final minute of regulation. The Islanders captain finished tonight's contest with a plus-2 rating and two shots on goal in 20:10 of ice time. Tavares now has three goals and three assists in eight games this season. Believe it or not, all of Tavares' points have come in two contests.


Recent News on John Tavares
John Tavares picked up a goal and two assists in Saturday's 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Tavares helped set up both of Anders Lee's goals in this one. He added a goal of his own (an empty-netter) in the final minute of regulation. The Islanders captain finished tonight's contest with a plus-2 rating and two shots on goal in 20:10 of ice time. Tavares now has three goals and three assists in eight games this season. Believe it or not, all of Tavares' points have come in two contests.
10/21/2017 10:38:00 PM

 

John Tavares produced two goals and an assist in a 6-3 victory versus Buffalo on Saturday night.
Tavares scored the first two markers of the contest and the first goals of the season for the Islanders after the team was shutout by Columbus on Friday. He also added an assist on Casey's Cizikas' second tally of the match in the third period. Cizikas posted a three-point night as well with an assist coming on a goal by Anthony Beauvillier. Josh Bailey concluded the game with a goal and a helper.
10/7/2017 10:15:00 PM

 

Despite being fairly active Friday night, John Tavares and his linemates Jordan Eberle and Anders Lee could not score against Sergei Bobrovsky.
The line attempted 20 shots with nine getting through to Bobrovsky, who turned aside all 29 Islander shots to post the shutout. We expect big things from Tavares this season as he is playing in a contract year. His coupling with Eberle should also boost his numbers. Look for the Isles' top line to bounce back Saturday night in Buffalo.
10/7/2017 10:20:00 AM

Source:   Eric Hornick on Twitter

 

John Tavares will start the season between Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle.
That's what was assumed in the off-season when Eberle was acquired from Edmonton in exchange for Ryan Strome but it has now been confirmed by coach Doug Weight. Tavares is in a contract year so look for 35-40 goals and 75-85 points from the star.
9/30/2017 8:54:00 AM

Source:   New York Newsday

 

Teams have been told not to bother inquiring about the possibility of trading for John Tavares until at least January 1.
The Islanders or Barclays Center can opt out of the arena deal on January 1, so by then Tavares might get a better idea of what the Islanders' arena plans are for the long term. Beyond that though, it just doesn't seem like it would make much sense to trade Tavares at this time. Watching him walk away as an unrestricted free agent in the summer would be the nightmare scenario for the Islanders, but they might as well keep their focus on re-signing him for now. After all, there's still tons of time before the trade deadline, so the Islanders have the opportunity to exhaust their efforts to re-sign him before potentially looking at their other options.
9/28/2017 1:21:00 PM

Source:   Jimmy Murphy on Twitter