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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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John Tavares had two assists in Sunday's 5-1 win.

Tavares has been an assists machine of late with eight in his last nine games to give him 26 helpers in addition to 20 goals this season. The talented Mr. Tavares is trying to lead the Islanders into the playoffs after New York got off to a terrible start this season. He is a must-own.
Feb 13 - 9:19 AM

John Tavares scored a goal in a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Tavares took a nice feed from Ryan Strome on the power play before burying his 21st goal of the season behind Steve Mason. The goal gives Tavares a team leading 44 points in 52 games this season. Jason Chimera and Casey Cizikas also scored for the Islanders in the win.
Feb 9 - 9:44 PM

John Tavares picked up a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 5-4 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Tavares registered the primary assist on Josh Bailey's goal in the first period before adding a power play marker in the second period. The Islanders captain is red-hot, as he's picked up 16 points in his last 10 games. Overall, he has 20 goals and 43 points in 49 contests. He may have gotten off to a slow start (by his standards), but it certainly looks like he's back to producing like he has in years past.
Feb 3 - 10:38 PM

John Tavares showed off all his skills during Sunday's 10-6 win over the Atlantic division.

Tavares captured a shared lead with two goals and four points, matched only by Wayne Simmonds Cam Atkinson in goals. Atkinson also picked up four points.
Jan 29 - 6:06 PM

Good news Islanders fans, John Tavares says that he's "open to discussing an extension" and stay with the franchise.

In fact, he went on to add that he's "excited about where the organization is headed." Take the latter with a grain of salt if you must, but Tavares has been consistent with his message. The 26-year-old is on one of the friendliest contracts relative to his performance, dinging the cap at just $5.5M. He's on track to go down as the Islanders' most prolific scorer if he stays, already ranking ninth and 10th all-time in goals and points respectively. He's also on track to write his own check should he hit unrestricted free agency in earnest come July. Stay tuned.
Jan 28 - 3:27 PM

John Tavares recorded two assists in the Islanders' 3-1 win against Montreal Thursday night.

Tavares has had some rough patches this season, but he's been red hot lately. He's enjoyed four multi-point games in the span of just five contests and is up to six multi-point games in eight contests. He has 19 goals and 40 points in 47 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 27 - 10:40 AM

John Tavares registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tavares picked up primary assists on goal by Josh Bailey (1-1) and Nikolay Kulemin (2-1), which were both scored in the second period. The Islanders captain finished the game with a plus-2 rating and two shots on goal in 16:48 of ice time. Tavares is up to 19 goals and 19 assists in 46 games this season. He has five multi-point games in his last seven outings.
Jan 24 - 10:14 PM

John Tavares scored a power play goal Saturday in a 4-2 win over the Kings.

Tavares has been white-hot of late with eight goals in his last five games. He chipped in with an assist as well Saturday and it was his first helper in the five games. Tavares is up to 19 goals and 36 points this season and is a must-start in pools.
Jan 22 - 8:55 AM

John Tavares scored two goals, including one on the penalty kill in a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

Tavares and Greiss came up huge to deliver interim head coach Dough Weight a win on his head coaching debut. Tavares picked up a loose puck just inside his own blue line before springing free on a breakaway where he beat Kari Lehtonen with a nice move. It was his first career shorthanded goal. Tavares is up to 18 goals and 34 points in 43 games this season. His current pace (0.79 points-per-game) would give him his lowest points-per-game total since his rookie year (0.66). Look for a big second half of the season from the Islanders' captain.
Jan 19 - 10:13 PM

John Tavares scored the first and final goals for the Islanders, but it was not enough as they lost a 7-4 contest to the Hurricanes.

Tavares got the Islanders on the board first with a goal at the 4:16 mark of the first. He scored again at the 1:08 mark of the third to tie the game at 4-4, but three unanswered points by the Canes deflated the Islanders. This is the second consecutive night Tavares scored more than one goal in a game with Friday night’s hat trick against the Panthers.
Jan 14 - 9:49 PM

John Tavares scored a hat trick in Friday's 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

Tavares' goals gave the Islanders 2-0, 4-2 and 5-2 leads. The Islanders' captain finished the night with a plus-3 rating and six shots on goal, while winning 75 percent of his face-offs. Tavares' fantasy owners will welcome tonight's production, as he had found the back of the net just two times in his previous 12 games. Tavares has 14 goals and 30 points in 40 games this season. Hopefully this is the turning point of his year.
Jan 13 - 11:23 PM

Even with the New York Islanders struggling, John Tavares insists he's committed to the franchise.

"I think for myself, I’ve always shown and talked about my commitment here," Tavares said. "Wanting to have success here and keep building on some of the good things we’ve done. Obviously, this [low] point’s been disappointing." Tavares' six-year, $33 million contract expires following the 2017-18 campaign, which means that he could potentially re-sign with the Islanders as early as this summer. Like the Islanders, Tavares has been something of a disappointment this season with 11 goals and 27 points in 38 contests.
Jan 10 - 4:49 AM

John Tavares picked up another helper during Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Wild.

The Islanders' Captain is now up to 15 assists and 25 points in 35 games this season. His team may be fledgling, but it's as tough as ever to keep Tavares off the score sheet.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:32:00 AM

John Tavares has done a good job killing penalties for the Islanders of late.

Since he joined the team's PK unit, the Islanders have killed off all nine of their opposition's power plays. Tavares has been forced into PK duty because Casey Cizikas is out with an injury.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Alan Quine
4Casey Cizikas
5Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Anders Lee
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Shane Prince
RW1Ryan Strome
2Josh Bailey
3Cal Clutterbuck
4Jason Chimera
5Stephen Gionta
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Calvin de Haan
7Adam Pelech
8Scott Mayfield
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jean-Francois Berube