Stanley Cup Final
John Tavares

John Tavares  #91

NUMBER: 91 BIRTHDATE: September 20, 1990  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: NYI / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)    Prospect Bio
Scored 86 points (38g/48a), one shy of the NHL lead, in 82 games during his sixth season with the Islanders...Established career highs in goals, points and power-play goals (13), leading the team in each category, while playing in every game for the fourth time in his career...Ranked fifth in the league with 31 power-play points (13g/18a)...Recorded 25 multi-point games...Had multi-point games in each of the Islanders' first four games (2g/7a) from Oct. 10 - Oct. 16...Broke the franchise record for career overtime goals with his fifth on Nov. 5 at Anaheim...Recorded three assists, including the 200th of his career on Jan. 16 vs. Pittsburgh...Scored four goals on Team Toews in his second career NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 25 in Columbus, tying an All-Star Game record as the sixth player ever to score four...Had a four-game point streak (3g/4a) from Jan. 16-27...Appeared in his 400th NHL game on Feb. 3 vs. Florida...Had a four-point game (2g/2a) on Feb. 14 vs. Columbus.
OHL All-Rookie Team (2006) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (2006) OHL First All-Star Team (2007) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2007, 2009) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2007) OHL Second All-Star Team (2009) NHL All-Rookie Team (2010) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012) Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), September 28, 2012.
Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York