John Tavares RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tavares still processing departures of Okposo, Nielsen

    Newsday "Islanders captain John Tavares knows how much his team has changed this summer. Although longtime teammates and friends Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin departed in free agency July 1 and Tavares knew long before then that there was a chance all three could leave, it’s still hard for him..." August 21

  • John Tavares has no desire to leave Islanders when contract is up

    Newsday "John Tavares saw three close friends scatter for new NHL homes on July 1, but the Islanders’ captain has no thoughts of following suit when his contract is up after the 2017-18 season. “I don’t really have any reason to leave and I think we have a great makeup and a team that can do something..." August 16

  • Tavares: 'Would not count on' me joining Maple Leafs

    The Score "First, it was Steven Stamkos spurning the Toronto Maple Leafs to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now, another superstar forward says he isn't planning to play for his hometown team. John Tavares put any lingering doubts about his future to rest and dashed the hopes of Maple Leafs fans in an..." July 27

  • Islanders co-owner: Tavares won't be a free agent in 2018

    The Score "Unlike Steven Stamkos in Tampa, there will be no suspense when it comes to whether John Tavares will re-sign with the New York Islanders. This according to new co-owner Jon Ledecky, who maintains the franchise center and team captain is "not going to be a free agent" when his contract with the..." July 18

  • Tavares ahead of pivatol Game 5: 'It doesn't matter how you get it done'

    NHL.com "The Islanders were the more aggressive team out of the gate in both Games 3 and 4, outshooting the Lightning heavily in the opening period of each game. They were able to get on the board first in each contest, but an inability to pad the lead proved costly. Bearing down on their first period..." May 08

  • King of New York: John Tavares best player on any of the pro teams

    Newsday "John Tavares found himself swarmed around noon Monday by a horde of reporters and camera crews, a sight not ordinarily seen after an off-day practice in Syosset. But these are not ordinary times, not for the Islanders and not for their captain. The scene in the suddenly way-too-small..." May 03

  • Hamonic calls Tavares the 'best player in the league'

    The Score "Travis Hamonic may be biased, but he isn't afraid of sharing his opinion. After watching his New York Islanders teammate and captain John Tavares carve up the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of their first-round series, Hamonic was straight and to the point. "Best player in the league," the..." April 15

  • Tavares, Kane, Ovechkin named NHL’s three stars of the week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Star-studded release from the NHL today as the Isles’ John Tavares, the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin were named the three stars for the week ending Apr. 10. More: Tavares led the NHL with 4-5—9 in four games to power the Islanders (45-27-10, 100 points) to seven..." April 11

  • John Tavares calls out Islanders teammates after bad loss on home ice

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders put up a stinker Saturday afternoon and captain John Tavares has turned up his nose. Following a 5-0 blowout at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tavares called out his team and challenged them to be better." April 02