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John Tavares | Center | #91

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / NYI
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According to a league source, John Tavares has indicated that he will wait on signing an extension with the Islanders, but he does feel more confident in the direction of the team.
Tavares will play the last season of his current contract in 2017-18 and he might do that without an extension in place. It was initially believed that GM Garth Snow had to get Tavares signed by July 1, but it seems like the organization feels comfortable with this new development. Snow is looking to make improvements to the roster this off-season. Jun 20 - 9:19 AM

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John Tavares underwent surgery on his right hand a week after the regular season completed.

He is scheduled to have his cast removed next week. It was apparently an issue that lingered through much of the season, but he is expected to be fine for the start of the 2017-18 campaign. Tavares produced 28 goals and 38 assists in 77 games. He sat out the last five contests of the year due to a hamstring injury.
May 9 - 8:53 AM

The New York Islanders want to sign John Tavares to a long-term extension in the off-season.

Tavares will let the Islanders know if he is interested in a long-term deal in the next few weeks and if so, the negotiations will start soon. If not, Tavares, who is eligible to become a UFA after the 2017-18 season, will likely be dealt during this off-season. It should be interesting this spring and summer in Brooklyn.
Apr 16 - 11:39 AM

John Tavares is hoping to sign an extension with the New York Islanders this summer.

Tavares is eligible to re-sign with the Islanders starting on July 1. He's still locked up for the 2017-18 campaign so he doesn't have to ink a new deal this summer, but if he doesn't then there will be speculation about his long-term plans.
Apr 10 - 12:01 PM

Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck believes that the bad ice conditions at Barclays Center led to John Tavares' lower-body injury.

Tavares is believed to be dealing with a hamstring injury that will sideline him for what little is left of the regular season. "You see a guy’s heel dig in like that, it doesn’t happen other places," Clutterbuck said, referring to the conditions at Barclays Center. " It’s something that doesn’t get addressed . . . It was a little worse (than it’s been). It had been a little better the last few games, but not tonight." If Tavares also believes that the poor ice contributed to his injury then the conditions the Islanders play in could be a sticking point when it comes to his extension talks. The Islanders and Tavares can start talking about an extension this summer as the 2017-18 campaign is the last in his current deal.
Apr 2 - 10:10 AM

John Tavares is listed as week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

That will probably sideline him for the rest of the season and could be the final nail in the coffin for New York's playoff hopes. Tavares suffered what is believed to be hamstring injury on Friday night. He leads the Islanders in scoring with 66 points in 77 games.
Apr 1 - 12:07 PM

John Tavares had to be helped from the ice after injuring his left leg in the third period of the Islanders' victory over the Devils Friday night.

It did not look good as Tavares fell awkwardly while chasing the puck behind the Devils' net and then grabbed at his leg in apparent pain. We will update you as to Tavares' condition once more is known. For now, Tavares owners, hope for the best.
Apr 1 - 10:06 AM

John Tavares scored the only Islanders goal Saturday night as they lost 2-1 to Bruins.

Tavares is on a six-game streak in which he has scored at least one point per game. In that span, he has three goals and four assists with an average of 3.5 shots on goal. Tavares continues to lead the team in points with 65 to Josh Bailey’s 51.
Mar 26 - 1:51 AM

John Tavares picked up a pair of assists in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Penguins.

He also scored the game-winning goal in the shootout. Tavares netted both of his assists in the second period, as he helped set up goals by Anders Lee and Casey Cizikas. Tavares finished the game with a plus-2 rating, four shots on goal and one hit in 21:20 of ice time. The Islanders captain is now riding a five-game point streak and he's picked up at least one point in nine of his last 10. Tavares has 27 goals and 37 assists in 73 games.
Mar 24 - 10:20 PM

John Tavares won't be held off the score board.

The Captain posted his 27th goal of the season, giving him 61 points in 71 games. He has two goals and four points over his last five games as well.
Mar 18 - 5:22 PM

John Tavares reached the 60-point mark on Thursday.

Tavares has gotten there for the fourth straight campaign or sixth consecutive time if you ignore the lockout shortened 2013 season. He reached the milestone by registering an assist on Thursday, which made it the sixth time in his last seven games that he's recorded at least one point.
Mar 17 - 9:45 AM

John Tavares scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-2 OT win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

It was a much better result for the Isles after they got dismantled 8-4 by the 'Canes last night. New York found themselves down 2-0 in the second period, but they battled back to tie the game and go ahead in the extra frame. Tavares now has 26 goals and 59 points in 68 games this season.
Mar 14 - 9:36 PM

The New York Islanders are excited to return home after their nine-game road trip.

Overall, they did pretty well. They managed to go 5-3-1 on the road, and they're one point behind Toronto for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. "I think all we can do is just keep trucking forward; we’re still in a good spot," John Tavares said. "I think obviously we’ll be excited to be back home Monday in front of our fans." Of course, it doesn't hurt that the Isles are 9-0-2 at home since Jan. 11. On Monday, they'll take on a Hurricanes team that has nothing to play for.
Mar 13 - 11:03 AM

John Tavares scored his 24th goal of the season during Sunday's 5-2 loss to Calgary.

The Islanders' captain is now just six ticks away from his third straight 30-goals season, it would also be the fourth of his career. Tavares is now up to 54 points in 64 games this season as well.
Mar 5 - 7:11 PM

John Tavares scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

The Islanders captain helped set up Anders Lee's goal early in the second period before putting the game to bed with an empty-netter late in the game. Tavares finished the game with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 21:24 of ice time. He's up to 23 goals and 52 points in 60 games this season. Anthony Beauvillier also found the back of the net for New York.
Feb 23 - 10:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Alan Quine
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Anders Lee
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Shane Prince
RW1Josh Bailey
2Jordan Eberle
3Cal Clutterbuck
4Jason Chimera
5Stephen Gionta
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Thomas Hickey
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Calvin de Haan
6Scott Mayfield
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak