John Tavares and Jaroslav Halak will play together at the NHL’s All-Star Weekend, as the Islanders teammates were drafted to Team Toews at Friday’s All-Star Fantasy Draft.
Tavares was drafted in the 5th round (10th overall) while Halak was picked in the 10th round (20th overall), as the NHL’s all-stars were lined up against the metaphorical fence Friday night.
Tavares and Halak won’t be complete strangers with their all-star teammates, as they’ve played with some of the league’s elite in all-star and international competition.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the connections:
John Tavares and Ryan Getzlaf: Tavares and Getzlaf won gold together at the 2014 Olympics and played at the 2012 World Championships.
John Tavares and Shea Weber: Tavares and Weber won gold together at the 2014 Winter Olympics and played for Team Alfredsson at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game
John Tavares and Patrice Bergeron, Roberto Luongo, Rick Nash and Jonathan Toews: Tavares, Bergeron, Nash and Toews were teammates at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Jaroslav Halak and Vladimir Tarasenko: Halak and Tarasenko played two seasons together in St. Louis.
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