The National Hockey League announced today that John Tavares has been named the First Star of the Week.
Tavares posted seven points (6G, 1A) in three games last week, including two hat tricks, to help his club to a 2-1-0 record.
Video: NYI@NSH: Tavares records second hatty in three games
On Tuesday, the Islanders captain recorded four points (3G, 1A), including the game-winning goal, and was named the game's No. 1 Star in the Islanders' 5-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes. On Saturday in Nashville, Tavares recorded the second natural hat trick of his career, scoring three goals in the third period and was named the game's No. 1 Star in the Islanders 6-2 win over the Predators.
Video: ARI@NYI: Tavares collects seventh hat trick of career
Tavares joined Mike Bossy and Ziggy Palffy as the only Islanders to score two hat tricks in a span of three games or fewer.
Tavares' nine goals rank third in the NHL and he's now tied for third in Islanders franchise history with eight career hat tricks.