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John Tavares

26-Year-Old Center – New York Islanders

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Entering last season with massive expectations after a career-best 86 points in 2014-2015 – good for second in league scoring – Tavares finished last year with 70 points in 78 games. The drop in production can be attributed to his somewhat lackluster first half, but he was a...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Hand    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2017
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 211   DOB: 9/20/1990
BORN: Mississauga, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Tavares agreed to a six-year, $33 million contract with the Islanders in September of 2011.

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John Tavares NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 19 82 24 30 54 -14 22 186 12.9 2 0 18:01 11 14 25 4:08 42 28
2010-11 20 NHL NYI 79 29 38 67 -16 53 243 11.9 4 0 19:15 9 15 24 3:30 22 23
2011-12 21 NHL NYI 82 31 50 81 -6 26 286 10.8 8 0 20:34 7 18 25 3:10 27 23
2012-13 22 NHL NYI 48 28 19 47 -2 18 162 17.3 5 0 20:46 9 7 16 3:53 33 22
2013-14 23 NHL NYI 59 24 42 66 -6 40 188 12.8 4 0 21:15 8 17 25 4:05 23 19
2014-15 24 NHL NYI 82 38 48 86 5 46 278 13.7 8 0 20:40 13 18 31 3:54 48 37
2015-16 25 NHL NYI 78 33 37 70 6 38 250 13.2 5 0 20:00 7 12 19 3:42 51 29
2016-17 26 NHL NYI 77 28 38 66 4 38 260 10.8 3 1 20:25 7 11 18 3:12 42 20
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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

20:25

Average Time On Ice

On average, John Tavares was on the ice for 20:25.

3:12

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, John Tavares was on the ice for 3:12 during power plays.

0:57

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, John Tavares was on the ice for 0:57 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 20:40 3:54 0:02
2015-16 20:00 3:42 0:03
2016-17 20:25 3:12 0:57

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   John Tavares
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 OTT Did Not Play
Apr 8 NJD@NJD Did Not Play
Apr 6 CAR@CAR Did Not Play
Apr 4 NAS@NAS Did Not Play
Apr 2 BUF@BUF Did Not Play
Mar 31 NJD 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 1 20:26 8:00
Mar 30 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 21:17 2:15
Mar 27 NAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:04 2:31
Mar 25 BOS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 22:08 6:48
Mar 24 PIT@PIT 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 21:20 0:57
Mar 22 NYR@NYR 0 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 22:00 3:34
Mar 18 CLM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 21:03 2:00
Mar 16 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 1 0 22:11 4:50
Mar 14 CAR@CAR 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 3 0 19:55 1:13
Mar 13 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:39 2:23
Mar 11 STL@STL 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 23:42 4:56
Mar 9 VAN@VAN 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 1 1 22:07 3:43
Mar 7 EDM@EDM 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 19:44 0:58
Mar 5 CGY@CGY 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 21:22 3:34
Mar 3 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 3 0 21:23 2:43
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Mar 2 DAL@DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:13 1:37
Feb 25 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:31 0:00
Feb 23 MON@MON 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 21:24 3:10
Feb 21 DET@DET 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 18:54 1:57
Feb 19 NJD 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 2 0 21:29 2:16
Feb 18 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 20:37 3:07
Feb 16 NYR 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:38 2:24
Feb 14 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 2 0 22:48 5:24
Feb 12 COL 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:42 5:22
Feb 11 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:17 2:46
Feb 9 PHI@PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 1 18:38 3:09
Feb 6 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 21:34 1:23
Feb 4 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:32 4:13
Feb 3 DET@DET 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 19:51 4:52
Jan 31 WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:50 2:05
Jan 26 MON 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 1 0 20:49 3:46
Jan 24 CLM 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:48 0:44
Jan 22 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 10 0.0 0 0 20:39 2:40
Jan 21 LOS 1 1 2 -1 2 1 1 0 4 25.0 0 1 19:16 3:13
Jan 19 DAL 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 6 33.3 1 0 23:45 7:21
Jan 16 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:38 4:33
Jan 14 CAR@CAR 2 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 2 100.0 0 0 15:49 0:00
Jan 13 FLA@FLA 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 6 50.0 0 1 21:40 6:23
Jan 11 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:58 0:00
Jan 7 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 22:39 2:56
Jan 6 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 23:51 3:45
Dec 31 WPG@WPG 1 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 19:04 2:37
Dec 29 MIN@MIN 0 1 1 -3 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:59 2:30
Dec 27 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 22:06 4:49
Dec 23 BUF 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 20:05 2:52
Dec 20 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 20:11 2:21
Dec 18 OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 21:40 5:22
Dec 16 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 21:03 0:47
Dec 15 CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:59 2:13
Dec 13 WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 21:52 2:01
Dec 10 CLM@CLM 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:07 2:38
Dec 8 STL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 21:50 2:58
Dec 6 NYR 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:45 1:46
Dec 4 DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 19:04 3:23
Dec 1 WAS@WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:23 2:30
Nov 30 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 21:36 4:09
Nov 28 CGY 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 19:25 5:15
Nov 25 SAN@SAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:27 0:28
Nov 23 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 20:03 2:40
Nov 22 ANA@ANA 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 23:27 6:33
Nov 18 PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:54 2:14
Nov 14 TAM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 22:06 4:20
Nov 12 FLA@FLA 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:21 6:50
Nov 10 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:53 1:16
Nov 7 VAN 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:19 3:20
Nov 5 EDM 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 23:42 4:51
Nov 3 PHI 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 20:44 3:06
Nov 1 TAM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 19:07 6:02
Oct 30 TOR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 21:54 3:13
Oct 27 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 0 23:53 7:02
Oct 26 MON 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 19:56 0:55
Oct 23 MIN 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 66.7 0 3 17:25 0:51
Oct 21 ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 20:20 3:55
Oct 18 SAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 21:33 1:48
Oct 16 ANA 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 20:53 4:19
Oct 15 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:38 1:02
Oct 13 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 18:20 3:33

John Tavares: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tavares (lower body) told reporters he was expected to miss 3-to-5 weeks, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

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Tavares (lower body) will miss New York's last five games, Joe Yerdon of the Associated Press reports.

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Tavares (lower body) is considered week-to-week with the injury he sustained in Friday's game against the Devils, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Tavares' injury concerns his lower body and he'll be reevaluated Saturday, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

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Tavares was helped to the locker room after getting tripped up behind the net in Friday night's home contest against the Devils.

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Tavares picked up two assists with a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Penguins.

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Tavares continues to reign terror on goalies, scoring his 25th goal of the season Thursday against Vancouver in a 4-3 overtime win.

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Tavares fashioned two assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Edmonton.

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Tavares scored in the second period of Sunday's 5-2 loss to Calgary.

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Tavares notched an assist and an empty-net goal in Thursday's 3-0 win over Montreal.

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Tavares scored the game-winner in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Devils.

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Tavares acquired two assists -- one shorthanded -- in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.

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2015-16

In a league with numerous superstars, Tavares is occasionally overlooked due to how poor the Islanders were for the beginning of his career. Robbed of the scoring title last season by a four-point final night by the Stars' Jamie Benn, the former first overall pick is once again primed for a big season in the team’s inaugural year in Brooklyn. Playing in all 82 games, Tavares scored 38 goals and added 48 assists while singlehandedly propping up his rotating cast of linemates. On the power play, Tavares was lethal on a team that struggled to convert with the extra man, scoring 13 goals while adding 18 assists. An All-Star and a Hart Trophy finalist, Tavares has broken into the game’s elite and there’s no reason to believe the soon-to-be 25-year-old is going anywhere for years to come. A bonafide first-round pick in virtually all fantasy leagues, Tavares is a valuable cornerstone to any team.

2014-15

It's no secret that Tavares is one of the best forwards in the game and a first-round pick in almost any format. He was on pace for a career season last year, until a knee injury suffered during the Olympics knocked him out for the remainder of the campaign. Tavares is so good that it hasn't really mattered who plays on his line, but if the Isles can ever surround him with an elite talent, 40-plus goals is well within his reach. For those concerned about the knee, all indications from the center are that he is 100 percent healthy and that he will be ready to go come October. Don't pass him up if you get the chance on draft day.

2013-14

Tavares announced himself loud and clearly last season as one of the best players in the NHL. Tavares scored 28 goals in 48 games and surely would've potted 40+ had this not been a lockout-shortened season. He is a sniper that seems to be getting better and better each year and that should continue as the Islanders build up the talent around him. If Ryan Strome were to play on his line, it will give defenses another highly skilled forward to worry about and should give Tavares even more room to work his magic. A first-round fantasy pick in almost all leagues.

2012-13

Tavares has proven time and time again that the Islanders made the right choice when they selected him first overall in the 2009 NHL draft. His numbers have improved in each of his three seasons in the league and should only get better as the Islanders improve the talent around him; Tavares registered 81 points in 82 games last year. What was impressive about Tavares' numbers last season was that he produced at a point-per-game pace on a team that was shut out as often as the Islanders were. Tavares is a borderline first round pick in most drafts and should fall no further than the second round, he is the Isles' top goal scorer and is one of the league's elite young talents.

2011-12

Tavares has been everything the Islanders were hoping for when they selected him first overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He is a pure goal scorer that shoots the puck well, and his improvement from his rookie season is a positive sign and one would think he should only get better as the Islanders surround him with more talent. In the likely even Ryan Strome makes the team, he and Tavares could be a dynamic duo for years to come, but even without Strome, Tavares could score 30-plus goals this season and will be nothing but a positive force on Long Island.

2010-11

The first overall pick in the 2009 draft had a solid freshman season for the Isles with 24 goals and 54 points. Like any rookie, Tavares struggled at times but overall looked like the type of player that the Islanders can build around for years to come. Tavares needs to work on a few things like skating and one-timers, but overall there is little reason to believe why he wouldn't crack he 30-goal barrier this season and in years to come.

2009-10

Tavares comes to a team in dire need of goals (second-lowest scoring team last year after being last in 2007-08) and someone to draw some fans to the Coliseum. He is not on the level of Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin, but he is automatically the best goal scorer on the club and will be a key cog in turning the team around. He is a prime target in keeper leagues and for those who dwell in scratch leagues, a 20-plus goal campaign should be on the menu in 2009-10.

2006-07

Tavares entered the OHL as a 16-year-old under the exceptional player rating and he didn't disappoint. He broke Wayne Gretzky's record for most goals in an OHL season as a 16-year-old, nailing 72 goals in 67 games and finishing with second in the overall scoring race with 134 points. He's not eligible for the NHL draft until 2009 and projects as a Phil Esposito clone. If you don't know who Phil is, you need to Google him fast. And you need to start praying now that you end up with the top pick in the 2009 draft. He's already a superstar.