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John Tavares | Center | #91

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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The Tampa Bay Lightning did a good job of shutting down John Tavares in the second round.
Tavares had no points and a minus-five rating in the Islanders' final four games of the 2016 playoffs. That's in contrast to the first round series against Florida when Tavares was a huge factor and even scored the series-clinching goal. All-in-all, he had an impressive six goals and 11 points in 11 postseason games, but the vast majority of that came against Florida rather than Tampa Bay. May 9 - 9:00 AM

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John Tavares and the New York Islanders have been eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 on Sunday.

The Islanders just appeared to run out of gas, as they were beaten 4-0 tonight. Tavares finished the game with a minus-2 rating, one shot on goal and four penalty minutes in his final game of the season. Tavares finishes the playoffs with six goals and 11 points in 11 games. Not many people expected the Isles to make it to the second round of the postseason, but they’ll be disappointed by the fact that they let multiple third period leads slip away.
May 8 - 5:50 PM

John Tavares had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win against Tampa Bay in Game 1 Wednesday night.

Tavares now has six goals and 11 points in seven contests during the 2016 playoffs. He's building a reputation for himself as a big game player, especially after his pivotal role in the Islanders' series-clinching 2-1 double OT win against Florida on Sunday.
Apr 28 - 11:17 AM

John Tavares scored a pair of goals in Sunday's 2-1 double OT win over the Florida Panthers in Game 6.

Not only did Tavares score the game-winner in double OT, but he also forced overtime by scoring the game-tying goal with 53.2 seconds remaining in the third period. The 25-year-old finished the game with six shots on goal and two blocked shots in 34:49 of ice time. The Islanders have won a series for the first time since 1993. They'll take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round.
Apr 24 - 11:43 PM

John Tavares scored a power-play goal for the New York Islanders Wednesday night during a 2-1 loss to the visiting Florida Panthers.

It was Tavares' third goal of the postseason. The Panthers, however, evened up the best-of-seven first round series 2-2. After a goalless first period, Tavares tied the game at 1-1 at 19:44 of the second period.
Apr 21 - 12:09 AM

John Tavares registered two assists in the Islanders' 4-3 overtime win versus Florida in Game 3 on Sunday.

Tavares is on a seven-game point streak that dates back to the regular season. In the playoffs he has two goals and six points in three contests.
Apr 18 - 6:20 AM

John Tavares scored a goal in the Islanders' 3-1 loss in Game 2 of their series against Florida.

Tavares was clearly New York's best player in last night's win and he was the only Islander to find the back of the net on Friday. Tavares cut Florida's lead to 2-1 with under four minutes remaining in regulation. Unfortunately for the Islanders, that's as close as they would come to tying the game. Nick Leddy and Kyle Okposo picked up the assists on New York's only goal. The series is now tied 1-1 going back to Brooklyn.
Apr 15 - 10:33 PM

John Tavares carried his team into Florida and picked up a goal and two assists in Game 1 to help the Islanders take a 1-0 series lead on Thursday night.

The 25-year-old now has 14 points in 14 career playoff games. Although Tavares didn't produce as much offense as usual during the regular season, the Isles captain proved to be ready to take charge in the post-season. The teams get right back at it for Game 2 on Friday night.
Apr 14 - 11:07 PM

John Tavares will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's season finale against the Flyers.

The Islanders' captain's regular season comes to an end on a four game goal streak, in which he posted four goals and nine points. Though Tavares' production waxed and waned a bit more than usual in 2015-16, he still finished with 33 goals and 70 points in 78 games.
Apr 10 - 6:06 PM

John Tavares is now riding a four game goal streak.

Thanks to his 33rd goal of the season, that is. The tally however wasn't enough as the Islanders fell 4-3 to Buffalo in overtime. Tavares has posted 70 points this season, with four goals and nine points over the streak.
Apr 10 - 1:10 AM

John Tavares notched a goal and an assist to help the Islanders beat the Rangers 4-1 and complete their first sweep of their crosstown rivals in team history.

Tavares now has three straight multi-point games, with five goals and eight points in that span. Overall, the captain has 69 points in 77 contests.
Apr 7 - 11:41 PM

John Tavares gathered his second straight three point game during Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Washington.

Tavares now has points in four of his last five games, including multiple points in the last three. Wow. Though he's having a down season by his standards, Tavares now has 31 goals and 67 points in 76 games thus far.
Apr 6 - 12:33 AM

Islanders captain John Tavares scored a goal and picked up two assists in a 5-2 triumph over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning Monday night.

Tavares has been hot lately. His goal Monday was his 30th of the season. He has 34 assists to go along with that. The star center was credited with assists on goals by Ryan Pulock, his second of the season, and Johnny Boychuk, his ninth. Also producing goals for the Isles were Matt Martin (ninth) and Brock Nelson (26th). The Isles hold a four-point lead over the Philadelphia Flyers for the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. New York can clinch a playoff berth with a win at the Washington Capitals or if the Boston Bruins lose to the Carolina Hurricanes in regulation on Tuesday.
Apr 4 - 11:20 PM

John Tavares notched two goals to help give the Islanders some breathing room in the playoff race by beating Columbus 4-3 on Thursday night.

Tavares now has five points in his past five games, which represents another upswing in his topsy turvy season. The 25-year-old has 61 points in 73 games, not quite as consistent as he is capable of.
Mar 31 - 11:33 PM

John Tavares recorded an assist in a 2-1 shootout victory over Carolina on Tuesday.

Unfortunately for many fantasy owners that assist was mitigated by Tavares' minus-one rating Tuesday night. He's having a bit of an off season by his high standards with 27 goals, 59 points, and a minus-one rating in 72 contests.
Mar 30 - 11:13 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
5Alan Quine
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Shane Prince
6Eric Boulton
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Scott Mayfield
9Adam Pelech
10Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak
3Jean-Francois Berube