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John Tavares | Center | #91

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / NYI
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John Tavares scored twice in the Islanders' 5-4 overtime win against Montreal on Monday.
Tavares' second goal was the overtime winner. He has 24 goals and 54 points in 45 contests, which puts him in a four-way tie for second place in the league's scoring race. Jan 16 - 8:51 AM

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John Tavares found the back of the net in the Islanders' 6-4 loss to Philadelphia on Thursday.

With that, Tavares has 50 points in just 41 contests. He's in a three-way tie for second place in the NHL's scoring race. Meanwhile, his contract is set to expire this season and he'll be due for a massive payday either with the Islanders or another team.
Jan 5 - 5:37 AM

With his assist against the Jets Friday night, John Tavares has registered at least one point in the Islanders' last nine games.

Tavares has been white hot this month and has registered 18 points over that nine-game span. The surprising Josh Bailey also registered an assist Friday night extending his points' streak to 10 games.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 10:16:00 AM

John Tavares stayed red hot by collecting another two assists on Wednesday.

Tavares' point streak is up to eight games and an incredible six of those contests have been multi-point showings. He's up to 21 goals and 48 points in 37 contests in 2017-18. At this point, only Nikita Kucherov is ahead of him in the scoring race, though Tavares is tied with teammate Josh Bailey.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 05:03:00 AM

John Tavares is currently riding a seven-game point streak.

Tavares has accumulated an impressive 15 points during that stretch. The pending unrestricted free agent has been lighting it up for the Islanders this year, as he's currently on pace to surpass the 100-point mark. Tavares has 21 goals and 46 points in 36 games this season. There aren't too many forwards that have more fantasy value than him right now.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 06:48:00 PM

John Tavares scored two goals and picked up an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Tavares and teammate Josh Bailey are now the first Islanders to record multiple points in five straight games since Pierre Turgeon accomplished this feat back in March of 1994. In the final year of his contract, Tavares is up to 45 points in 35 games, putting him on pace for 105 points this season. Mathew Barzal and Andrew Ladd also scored for the Islanders.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 10:43:00 PM

Now that the Islanders seem to have a future home in place, the task of re-signing John Tavares could be easier.

It was announced that the Islanders have secured a bid to build a new stadium in Belmont Park, which would move the team back to Long Island after their brief stay in Brooklyn. The news seemed to meet with Tavares' approval. "As time goes on and you take time to think about things, look at the big picture, it’s very positive for the organization, for us, for the fans," Tavares said. "For my situation it’s really exciting news. I’m not going to say it’s going to change or ultimately make my decision, but everything that’s involved in my daily life plays into it and going to the rink, playing games is a big part of that." Tavares can become an unrestricted free agent this summer and locking him up is the most important task ahead of the Islanders. The big question is whether Tavares wants to stay or test the market. Now that he has a better idea of what their future will look like, his decision should be a bit easier.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 05:22:00 AM

John Tavares has recorded multiple points in four consecutive games.

Tavares collected two assists in a 6-3 loss to Detroit Tuesday night, which brings him up to 10 points in his last four contests. That gives him 19 goals and 42 points in 34 games this season. Only Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos are ahead of him in the scoring race.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 07:12:00 AM

John Tavares registered three assists in the Islanders' 6-4 loss to Columbus Thursday night.

Tavares extended his point streak to three games. He has 18 goals and 37 points in 32 contests this season, which pushes him up to a three-way tie for ninth place in the scoring race.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 07:00:00 AM

John Tavares had two assists in the Islanders' 5-2 loss to Dallas Wednesday night.

That gives Tavares 18 goals and 34 points in 31 games in 2017-18. He's in a three-way tie for 13th place in the NHL scoring race.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 10:27:00 AM

John Tavares scored a goal in Monday's 3-1 win over the Washington Capitals.

His goal at the 1:34 mark of the second period gave the Isles a 3-0 lead at the time. The Islanders captain finished the night with two penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 18:44 of ice time. Tavares has now picked up at least one point in nine of his last 12 games. He has 18 goals and 32 points in 30 games this season. Brock Nelson and Andrew Ladd also scored for the Islanders in this one.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 10:05:00 PM

John Tavares scored a goal in Monday's 5-4 shootout win over the Florida Panthers.

Tavares' tally late in the second period gave the Islanders a 4-3 lead at the time. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating and three shots on goal in 23:34 of ice time. The Islanders captain has been an offensive force lately, as he has 11 points in his last eight contests. He's up to 17 goals (on pace to score 54) and 30 points in 26 contests. The pending unrestricted free agent will bust the bank no matter where he ends up.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 10:50:00 PM

John Tavares' looming contract situation doesn't seem to be hurting him or the Islanders.

Tavares has been great thus far with 16 goals and 28 points in 24 contests while the Islanders have posted a 15-7-2 record. There was some concern that the fact that Tavares can leave as an unrestricted free agent this summer would be a distraction that weighed on the club, but so far that doesn't seem to have been the case. Meanwhile, Tavares remains in a wait-and-see position with regards to his contract as the Islanders attempt to get a new arena with their Belmont Park proposal.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 09:51:00 AM

John Tavares scored his 16th goal of the season and added an assist in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

The team leader in goals and points scored was at it again for the Islanders, providing an insurance marker in the third period to secure his team's fourth win in a row. Tavares now has 16 goals and 28 points in 24 games this season.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 11:00:00 PM

John Tavares has been staying out of the penalty box this season.

Tavares has only three minors in 23 games, an accomplishment considering how the NHL is cracking down on stick infractions this season and a big part of Tavares' game is taking the puck. "We talked about it early in the year with everybody. We keyed on that first six weeks as being paramount as far as practicing not using your stick," coach Doug Weight said. "That’s a big part of [Tavares’] game, that kind of thievery — the [Pavel] Datsyuk style of getting your stick in there. I think the credit goes to him because you’d think once out of every six, seven times, someone’s going to step on his stick or it’s going to go up and hit the hands. It’s incredible the amount he hounds the puck — that’s good leadership by him." Tavares has 26 points in 23 games thus far and is on the final year of his contract so there are plenty of interested onlookers.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 07:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mathew Barzal
3Brock Nelson
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Jason Chimera
4Alan Quine
5Shane Prince
6Nikolay Kulemin
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Josh Bailey
2Jordan Eberle
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Tanner Fritz
D1Nick Leddy
2Johnny Boychuk
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Scott Mayfield
7Adam Pelech
8Sebastian Aho
9Ryan Pulock
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss