John Tavares#91 • C
- Status: In training camp
- Height: 6'1
- Weight: 209 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 10 years
- Birthdate: Sep 20, 1990 (29 years)
- Birthplace: Mississauga, Ont.
- Drafted: Drafted by NY Islanders in 2009 (1/1).
- Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2018.
|Boasts the hand/eye coordination, imagination and hockey sense of an offensive stud. Does not shy away from heavy traffic areas, and is a constant top-end threat when roaming around an opponent's goal. Is extremely determined to be the best he can be. Scores goals with a great shot and is also a great passer. Is not nearly as good in the skating department as many of his peers in the National Hockey League. His top-end speed is below-average. Also, he does not play a very physical game, so opponents try to take liberties with him. Can be prone to extensive goal-scoring slumps (though he can contribute in other ways).|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Elite, franchise center.|
|NHL||First All-Star Team||2014-15|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2011-12|
|Canadian Hockey League||Player of the Year||2006-07|
|Canadian Hockey League||Rookie of the Year||2005-06|
|Canadian Hockey League||Top Draft Prospect||2008-09|
|OHL||Red Tilson Trophy||2006-07|
|OHL||Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy||2008-09|
|OHL||Emms Family Award||2005-06|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||2006-07|
|OHL||First All-Rookie Team||2005-06|
|OHL||Second All-Star Team||2008-09|
|WJC-A||Most Valuable Player||2008-09|
|WJC-A||The Directorate - Best Player||2008-09|
|WJC-A||Media - All-Star Team||2008-09|
|Olympic||Olympic Gold Medal||2014 (Canada)|