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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 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

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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

John Tavares got his 10th goal of 2016-17 Friday in a 5-1 win over Buffalo.

It was also his fourth power-play marker of the year. Tavares appeared to be banged up going into the contest, but it didn't stop him from playing. He has 24 points in 33 games.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 09:28:00 AM

John Tavares was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

That's after Tavares didn't skate on Wednesday. "Just needed a day to recover a little bit," Tavares said. "Been a lot of hockey lately, so coaching staff, medical staff felt the day was necessary." He should be fine to play on Friday.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:42:00 AM

John Tavares took a maintenance day after he appeared to hurt his hand/wrist Tuesday night.

He stayed in the game following an awkward hit in the third period, so he still could be fine to play Friday versus Buffalo. The Islanders called up Stephen Gionta Wednesday and he could serve as insurance if Tavares is unable to play. We will keep him as active for now, though.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 05:46:00 PM

John Tavares scored at the 12:32 minute mark of the second period as the New York Islanders lost a 6-2 contest to the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night.

Tavares is riding a three-game streak with a goal scored and has now earned points in his last five games. Notably Tavares took the lead in regard to goals for the Islanders with an assist from Anders Lee. Tavares and Lee entered the game with eight goals apiece and a share of the top of the board. With his 22nd point for the season, Tavares has a substantial buffer over Brock Nelson’s 17.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 10:48:00 PM

John Tavares extended his magnificent run on points with his seventh goal of the season during Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.

The Islanders' Captain has yet to go consecutive games without missing the scoreboard since the first two games of the campaign. That means he has 20 points over his last 23 games.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:53:00 PM

With his 12th helper of the season, John Tavares now has points in three of his last four games.

Heck, the Islanders even beat the Caps 3-0 on Thursday. Their Captain is now up to 18 points in 23 games. He's shooting at just 8.7%, well below his career mark of 12.8%.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:00:00 AM

Superstar John Tavares scored a goal and assisted on the New York Islanders' overtime winner in a 2-1 triumph Monday night over the visiting Calgary Flames.

Tavares picked up his sixth goal of the season to give the Isles a 1-0 lead at 7:28 of the first period. Thomas Hickey netted the game winner with 3:07 remaining in OT to seal the win for the Isles. Hickey redirected a backhand flip by Tavares to record his second goal of the season.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 10:26:00 PM

John Tavares scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Tavares tied the game at one with his power play goal at the 19:31 mark of the second period. The Islanders held a 2-1 lead until the final minute of regulation when the Flyers tied it. Tavares missed his attempt in the shootout, while Claude Giroux converted for Philadelphia. Tavares has five goals and nine points in 11 games this season.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 10:40:00 PM

John Tavares found the back of the net in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens.

Tavares' power play goal at the 15:17 mark of the second period tied the game at one. The Islanders captain finished the game with three shots on goal and a blocked shot in just over 19 minutes of ice time. Tavares has four points in his last two contests and six points in seven games overall this season. Dennis Seidenberg also scored for the Isles.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 10:08:00 PM

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
9Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jean-Francois Berube