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John Tavares | Center

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
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John Tavares scored in New York's 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
Tavares opened the scoring late in the first the period to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead going into the intermission. Kyle Okposo and Travis Hamonic picked up the assists on the goal. Tavares has picked up points in three straight games and four of his last five. The 25-year-old has 10 goals and 19 points in 18 contests. Nov 22 - 10:07 PM

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John Tavares pumped in two goals to help the New York Islanders defeat the visiting Arizona Coyotes 5-2 Monday night.

The Isles' superstar center also had an assist, giving him nine goals and eight assists on the season. Tavares had a two-goal game last week, as well. Tavares wasn't the only Islander to register a multi-point game against the Coyotes. Kyle Okposo registered his 10th, 11th and 12th assists of the season. Brock Nelson notched his sixth goal and sixth assist. Frans Nielsen had his eighth goal and sixth assist. Steve Bernier also scored a goal for the Isles, his first of the season.
Nov 16 - 10:27 PM

John Tavares scored twice in the Islanders' 4-2 win over the San Jose on Tuesday.

Tavares scored 36 seconds into the game and then added an empty net goal with less than four seconds remaining. The superstar forward had gone four games without a point so owners were more than happy to see him get back to his usual ways. Mikhail Grabovski added a goal and an assist while Johnny Boychuk picked up the winning goal on a long shot from outside the blue line. Brock Nelson also collected two assists in the win.
Nov 11 - 1:47 AM

John Tavares is ready to return from an illness on Thursday.

Tavares ended up missing three straight games due to the sickness. He has a five goals and 11 points in 10 contests in 2015-16. He's more than capable of maintaining that roughly point-per-game pace for the remainder of the campaign.
Nov 5 - 11:00 AM

John Tavares is hoping to return from his illness on Thursday.

"I felt pretty good on the ice today... I'm certainly close to where I was," he said Wednesday." Tavares said he didn't leave his room all weekend because of the illness and he only started to feel better on Monday.
Nov 4 - 5:51 PM

John Tavares (illness) won't play Tuesday night.

He wasn't expected to be available to play as he still wasn't feeling well on Monday. Still, there was some good news, as Tavares was able to skate with the extras in the morning. He is considered day-to-day.
Nov 3 - 1:04 PM

John Tavares (illness) didn't practice Monday.

He was getting another check up because he is still feeling very sick, according to coach Jack Capuano. The Islanders bench boss said, "I don't expect him here for a little bit." It doesn't sound like Tavares will be ready to play Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils.
Nov 2 - 12:54 PM

John Tavares will miss his second straight game because of an illness on Sunday.

The Islanders lost without the 25-year-old superstar on Saturday, and they will face the Sabres without him. Tavares has five goals and 11 points in 10 games this season.
Nov 1 - 5:43 PM

John Tavares (illness) is questionable for Sunday's tilt against Buffalo.

Tavares was sent home before the start of Saturday afternoon's game with New Jersey as he did not look too well. There is a bug running through the Islanders dressing room and Tavares caught it. "I just wanted to wait to make sure that he got reevaluated by our doctors," coach Jack Capuano said. "He’s just not feeling too well right now." Tavares has five goals and 11 points this season and he should be in the conversation for the Art Ross Trophy.
Nov 1 - 8:30 AM

Mostly a relief for the New York Islanders: the team says that they just sent star John Tavares home on Saturday thanks to an unspecified sickness.

The Islanders have an inconveniently timed back-to-back set with a Sunday game, so we'll see if he can play for the Isles tomorrow. The Islanders lost 3-2 via a shootout to the New Jersey Devils without their franchise center.
Oct 31 - 5:05 PM

If you need a last minute look at the New York Islanders' alignment without John Tavares on Saturday, here it is.

Brock Nelson essentially slides into Tavares' spot. Here are the lines by last names for space reasons: Bailey-Nielsen-Okposo; Kulemin-Grabovski-Bernier; Lee-Nelson-Strome; Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck.

John Tavares will not play in Saturday's matinee tilt against New Jersey.

No word yet on what's keeping Tavares out of the lineup, but with illness spreading through the team he may just need some more rest. Tavares is once again among the league leaders in scoring with five goals and 11 points in 10 games. The Isles have said they'll provide an update after the game.
Oct 31 - 12:35 PM

Entering Monday's game against Calgary, John Tavares is on a six-game point-scoring streak.

The 25-year-old has points in seven of the Islanders' eight games this season, including 10 points in his last six contests. Tavares needs to be in your startling lineup anytime the Islanders are in action. He has five goals and 11 points in eight games this season.
Oct 26 - 6:46 PM

John Tavares scored his fifth goal of the season in the Islanders’ 3-2 overtime win against the Blues on Saturday night.

Tavares and the Islanders went up 2-0 before blowing the lead in the third period. Tavares has points in six games in a row, now with 11 on the season. He could very well win the MVP this year. Mikhail Grabovski netted the game winner with a minute left in the overtime frame. Kyle Okposo got a power-play goal, while Frans Nielsen contributed with two assists.
Oct 24 - 11:01 PM

John Tavares recorded an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Bruins Friday night.

His assist came on Josh Bailey's first period powerplay goal. Tavares has now recorded 10 points in seven games and is one of the early favorites to lead the league in scoring. He is one of the stars of the NHL and a threat to score every time he touches the puck. Thomas Hickey and Casey Cizikas also scored for the Islanders.
Oct 23 - 10:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Ryan Strome
4Mikhail Grabovski
5Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Taylor Beck
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Eric Boulton
6Matt Martin
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Cal Clutterbuck
4Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss