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John Tavares

North American Skater - London, OHL
Final Rank:1Midterm Rank:1
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 0"Weight:195
Born:September 20, 1990
Born in:Mississauga, ON, CAN
Drafted: 2009: NYI (1st Round / 1st Overall)  New York Islanders


Director of Central Scouting E.J. McGuire
"He is probably better than any other player in the Draft from the top of the circle down at being a threat to score. He’s an offensive player who is reliable in his defensive zone and getting better at that, but yet not asked to do that very frequently. He is pure offense and for his first years in the NHL will probably be asked to do just that."

Oshawa Generals head coach Chris DePiero
"There's a lot of attributes he brings to the table. He's one of those guys, the things he does in the offensive zone will bring people out of their seats. It's truly amazing. His willingness to be the player he wants to be is there, and to me that supersedes anything that could be perceived as a negative. His willingness to be better every day, he's so competitive, he's got such an inner drive."