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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
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John Tavares potted a goal and an assist in the Isles' 5-2 win over Los Angeles on Thursday night.
It was Tavares' fourth straight game with at least a point. Though the 25-year-old's stats are a bit lower this season than in past years, he now has nine points in six February games, totaling 43 points in 50 contests. Feb 11 - 10:14 PM

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John Tavares believes the Islanders should have scored more than eight goals in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Tavares scored a goal and two assists in the game, but he wasn't satisfied with his team's output. "You’re not going to get eight many nights," Tavares said. "That said, we should’ve had a few more. We want to get to doing some of the offensive things we were doing last season that made us successful."
Feb 8 - 9:15 AM

John Tavares scored his third three-point game of the season during Sunday's 8-1 win over the Oilers.

With a goal and two assists, Tavares is now up to 19 goals and 40 points on the year. Or about half of what he produced last season when he nearly won the scoring title.
Feb 7 - 6:31 PM

John Tavares scored a power play goal in a 5-1 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday.

His goal came 4:07 into the third period and broke Petr Mrazek's shutout bid. With eight points in his last eight games, look for Tavares to finish at a near point per game pace the rest of the season. Kyle Okposo and Nick Leddy recorded the assists on his goal.
Feb 6 - 5:07 PM

John Tavares scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Tavares picked up the primary assist on Mikhail Grabovski's second period goal and he gave the Islanders a 5-2 lead in the third period. The 25-year-old has points in five of his last six games, and he's also picked up five points in his last three contests. Tavares is having a disappointing year by his standards, but he's still on pace to score 30 goals and over 60 points this season. He currently has 17 goals and 36 points in 45 games.
Feb 2 - 10:46 PM

John Tavares has found some inspiration in the Islanders Game 7 loss to Washington in the 2015 playoffs.

The forward had a big season in 2014-15 as he was second in NHL scoring with 86 points, one behind Jamie Benn. "I’m working as hard as I can," Tavares said. "I’m as focused as I’ve ever been and as driven to keep getting better and try to find a new level." Tavares has had a tough season for him thus far with only 34 points in 44 games, 57th best in the NHL. Look for a lot more the rest of the way.
Feb 1 - 8:01 AM

John Tavares is the league's new sharp shooter as he won the shot accuracy contest.

Tavares picked off all four targets in five shots in just 12.29 seconds, which was the fastest time in the fewest shots. Make sure you check out the video below!
Jan 30 - 8:18 PM

John Tavares will serve as the Metropolitan Division captain at the All-Star Game.

Tavares is taking the C from Alex Ovechkin, who will miss the event due to a nagging injury. Tavares is going into the event hot with a goal and five point in his last five games.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 28 - 11:11 AM

John Tavares registered an assist in the Islanders' 4-2 loss to Detroit on Monday.

Tavares has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He has 16 goals and 34 points in 44 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 26 - 9:02 AM

John Tavares scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Tavares did all of his damage in the third period. He registered the primary assist on Travis Hamonic's go-ahead goal and he added a one of his own just over four minutes later. This was his first goal in six games. The 25-year-old has 16 goals and 33 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 22 - 10:34 PM

John Tavares registered an assist in a 3-1 win against the New York Rangers Thursday night.

Tavares was contributing to Nick Leddy's game-winning power-play goal. Tavares now has 15 goals and 31 points in 41 games this season. He's also just seven assists shy of the 250th career helper.
Jan 15 - 11:29 AM

John Tavares registered an assist in a 5-2 victory over Columbus Tuesday night.

Tavares has 15 goals and 30 points in 40 contests this season. That's a step backwards by his standards, especially after his 86-point 2014-15 campaign. At this point it seems unlikely that he'll flirt with that total this season, but he should pick up the pace in the second half and perhaps flirt with the 70-point milestone.
Jan 13 - 7:06 AM

John Tavares scored for the Islanders in their 5-2 loss to the Penguins on Saturday night.

Tavares’ goal came at 15:19 of the second period to pull the Islanders to within 5-1. While he has 15 goals, the 29 points are not up to par, though six of them have come over the past five games. Stay patient. Nick Leddy got the other goal, while Kyle Okposo had 10 shots on net.
Jan 2 - 10:01 PM

John Tavares scored a goal and registered an assist in a 6-3 Islanders win against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

Despite being outshot by the Leafs 33-21, the Islanders managed score six times on Bernier. Tavares now has 27 points in 34 games, which is well off of his 1.05 point per game pace of last season. Look for Tavares to perform at a near point per game pace for the remainder of the season.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 09:43:00 PM

John Tavares has had a terrible month of December.

The Islander superstar and captain registered only one shot on goal and was minus two against Toronto Sunday night. More telling is that Tavares has registered only four points in December and has been a minus player in all but four games this month. That is not acceptable for a player of Tavares' caliber and one of the primary reasons why the Islanders are struggling. We suspect Tavares will regain his form, but until he shows some signs of doing so, we would downgrade him in player rankings.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 10:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Eric Boulton
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
8Adam Pelech
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Jean-Francois Berube