John Tavares RUMORS & NEWS

  • Islanders still auditioning for wing man for John Tavares

    Newsday "John Tavares received about as lasting an honor as a 24-year-old could have Sunday, with his No. 91 raised to the rafters in Oshawa, Ontario, by his Ontario League junior team. On Monday, it was back to the grind. Tavares still is trying to shake off the rust from not playing a game since..." September 30

  • Why John Tavares is optimistic about the Islanders

    New York Post "The words “roster changes” were said, and John Tavares’ eyes lit up. Without any more prompting, the Islanders all-world center went straight for the position that has plagued his franchise for almost two decades. “I think obviously goaltending was a big thing,” Tavares told The Post on..." September 11

  • Tavares’ knee ‘back to normal,’ cleared for full activity

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some good news regarding the health of Islanders captain John Tavares — his recovery from a torn MCL and meniscus in his left knee is going along swimmingly. “Everything’s pretty much back to normal,” Tavares said, per Buffalo’s WGR550 radio. “I was cleared last week to resume full activity, so..." May 15

  • John Tavares gives jersey to little Islanders fan mocked at MTS Centre

    Winnipeg Sun "A Winnipeg Sun story about an 11-year-old hockey fan who was taunted at a Jets game last week has struck a chord with NHL star John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Jake Lotocki is an Islanders fan who attended last Tuesday’s Winnipeg-Islanders game wearing his Tavares jersey. But the..." March 12

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    Tavares says it's a partial MCL tear, says he will NOT need surgery #Isles

  • Islanders place Tavares on injured reserve

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders on Monday placed top-line center John Tavares on injured reserve. Tavares will miss the remainder of the season with a torn medial collateral ligament and meniscus tear in his left knee sustained during Canada's quarterfinal game against Latvia at the 2014 Sochi..." February 25

  • Garth Snow angry over John Tavares injury, Olympic involvement

    CBSSports.com "John Tavares is done for the remainder of the season and Islanders GM Garth Snow is none too happy about it. The reaction from the Islanders brass was all-too predictable, they wouldn't be pleased. What wasn't predictable was Snow coming out and barking about it, bemoaning the fact that his..." February 21

  • Islanders' John Tavares to miss remainder of NHL season

    Toronto Sun "New York Islanders captain John Tavares will miss the rest of the NHL season after suffering a knee injury during Team Canada’s quarterfinal win over Latvia on Wednesday. According to Newsday’s Arthur Staple, a post-game MRI revealed the 23-year-old suffered a torn MCL and torn meniscus after..." February 20

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Source says Tavares has a knee injury, done for Olympics. No word beyond that as of yet. #Isles

  • Islanders' John Tavares injures knee, will miss rest Sochi Winter Olympics

    Newsday "Islanders captain John Tavares suffered a knee injury in Wednesday's Olympic quarterfinal win by Canada in Sochi, and he is done for the remainder of the Games, Team Canada coach Mike Babcock said. Tavares tried to squeeze past Latvia's Arturs Kulda in the second period and it appeared that..." February 19

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Echoing @TSNBobMcKenzie, heard that initial news on Tavares is not good. Could be multiple ligament damage. Exam tomorrow will tell. #Isles

  • John Tavares bringing family to Sochi, despite terror fears

    New York Post "Political and social unrest in Russia is not going to stop John Tavares from fully embracing his first Olympic experience. Starting on Feb. 9, the NHL will shut down for two weeks and Tavares will be off to Sochi, where the Islanders star center will play for Team Canada. With a turbulent..." February 01

  • Playoffs slipping away from Tavares, Islanders

    New York Post "Wednesday night’s game was important to the Islanders, and not just because it was played at Yankee Stadium in front of more than 50,000 people. The Islanders, who can ill-afford to lose two points on a nightly basis if they expect to make the playoffs for the second straight season, remained..." January 30

  • Tavares thinks lockout Swiss stint will help during Olympics

    Toronto Sun "The phone call was short and without much detail. “Congratulations,” Peter Chiarelli said to John Tavares. “I wanted to let you know you made the team.” It may have been a foregone conclusion to you or me or anyone who follows hockey in Canada, but not to Tavares, who described his own..." January 18

  • Tavares hat trick carries Isles

    New York Post "The feeling was this was something bigger than it was — the fans, the team, the player. Above all, the player. John Tavares put on a show Monday night at the Coliseum, notching his fifth career hat trick in the Islanders’ 7-3 thwarting of the Stars. It was a game in which Tavares did his..." January 07

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Capuano says Tavares is an after lunch decision. Bailey and Grabner are out for #isles

  • Injured Tavares does not practice

    Newsday "If you thought it couldn't get any worse for the Islanders in this underwhelming season, you could be wrong. Islanders captain John Tavares did not practice with the team Friday because of a lower-body issue and is day-to-day, coach Jack Capuano said. Capuano did not specify the nature of..." December 28

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Jack Capuano says same #Isles lineup tonight. Tavares is in, Vanek is out.

  • John Tavares could be sidelined Thursday night

    Newsday "The Islanders have tried to battle through injuries to key players this season, but the possibility of playing without John Tavares on Thursday night is a very unpleasant prospect. Tavares did not skate Wednesday, a day after he tumbled hard into the end boards in the third period of the..." November 14

  • Tavares sparks much-needed win for Islanders, 3-1 over Predators

    Newsday "This was a game the Islanders needed, clearly. They had to snap a four-game losing streak, but they also had to play the sort of game that gives them life. Led by John Tavares' line and backed up by another strong performance from goalie Kevin Poulin, it was a top-to-bottom effort in the..." November 13

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Vanek on the left side with Tavares and Okposo at practice.

  • John Tavares, Isles ready to step up

    New York Daily News "The NHL’S best-kept secret is out of the bag. The Islanders are no longer third-class citizens in the New York area and the brightest talent and perhaps biggest star in the New York area wears orange and blue not a blueshirt. John Tavares and the Islanders rose from hockey Siberia last..." October 02

  • Islanders name Tavares 14th team captain

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders on Monday announced John Tavares as the 14th captain in franchise history during a press conference at Bethpage State Park Golf Course in Farmingdale N.Y. Tavares who turns 23 on Sept. 20 replaces defenseman Mark Streit who was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in..." September 09

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles will have their new captain in place by the start of camp I'm told -- @91Tavares will be named early next week.

  • Nabokov: I think Tavares is ready to be captain

    Pro Hockey Talk "Since John Tavares was taken by the New York Islanders with the first overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft he has been the face of the franchise. Over the last two seasons he’s also established himself as one of the best forwards in the NHL and with former captain Mark Streit gone it wouldn’t..." August 11

  • Tavares joins Crosby, Ovechkin as Hart finalist

    NHL.com "Now in his fourth NHL season, New York Islanders center John Tavares has entered the ranks of the elite players in the League. Tavares on Friday joined Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin as finalists for the Hart Trophy, awarded annually to..." May 10

  • MVP candidate Tavares leading way for Isles

    New York Post "There is no question that Islanders coach Jack Capuano is biased in this situation. But his words should carry some weight, since he has had a better seat than anyone as John Tavares spent this season carrying his team to its first playoff berth in six years – and in doing so, has put himself..." April 25

  • John Tavares scores winner as Islanders beat Caps, 3-2

    Newsday "John Tavares and his linemates had one of their roughest games of the season Tuesday as the Islanders lost an early two-goal lead. But the reason Tavares is the engine that makes the Islanders go is that he finds a way to get results. He did just that, ripping a shot past Capitals goaltender..." March 27

  • Penalties cost Washington in loss to John Tavares and New York

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals had tied the game in the third period on Saturday afternoon, finally creating some momentum for themselves at sleepy Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. But just as it looked like the Capitals might find a rhythm against the New York Islanders, they derailed their own..." March 10

  • John Tavares scores 99th, 100th NHL goals

    Lighthouse Hockey "The New York Islanders let the Washington Capitals hang around well into the third period, then accepted the Caps' gift powerplays to run away in the final 10 minutes with a 5-2 win Saturday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum. John Tavares notched the two difference-makers -- including the 100th of..." March 09

  • Tavares' two quick strikes lead Isles past Capitals

    NHL.com "John Tavares scored two power-play goals 30 seconds apart in the third period as the New York Islanders closed out a seven-game homestand by beating the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Saturday. Tavares broke a 2-2- tie with 7:47 remaining when he fired a rebound past rookie goaltender Philipp..." March 09

  • Secondary Scoring to Help Out John Tavares

    Lighthouse Hockey "You don't need to watch every Islanders game to know that John Tavares is the heart and soul of the team. Regardless, even someone as good as Johnny can use a little help from his friends every once in a while. Unfortunately, the Islanders, and their forwards in particular, have done a poor job..." February 25

  • Islanders' John Tavares tops NHL's 3 stars

    CBC Sports "Forwards John Tavares of the New York Islanders, Jiri Tlusty of the Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth were named the NHL's three stars of the week Monday. Tavares was the first star with seven points — including a league-high five goals — in three games. He scored a hat..." February 18

  • Devils' destroyed by Tavares’ hat trick

    New York Post "John Tavares glided from one end of the ice to the other, skating circles around Devils like they were merely props to his personal highlight reel as the Nassau Coliseum crowd gasped in awe. The play didn’t result in a goal — Tavares’ shot was stopped — but the face of the Islanders franchise..." February 17

  • Tavares, Isles get piped down

    New York Post "That 4-2-1 start seems as ancient and empty as Nassau Coliseum. After last night’s gut-wrenching 3-2 loss to the Sabres, the Islanders find themselves in a familiar position: the Atlantic Division basement. Their fourth straight loss was the most frustrating of the bunch. Buoyed by center..." February 10

  • Tavares reserves judgment on Islanders' start to season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "John Tavares won't turn 23 until September, but he has been around long enough to dress for 252 NHL games. And to realize that the way an NHL season begins isn't necessarily how it will end. He is, then, understandably cautious about reading too much into the 4-3-1 start the New York Islanders..." February 06

  • Tavares making believers of Isles fans

    Ottawa Citizen "To the average hockey fan, the New York Islanders evoke a certain image: Eccentric management operating a losing team out of an ancient arena. From within, John Tavares holds a different view, having staked out a loyalist position. Tavares, the 21-year-old face of this long-troubled..." February 04

  • Tavares, Poulin seal Islanders win over Canes

    Raleigh News & Observer "For a long time Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes struggled to get the puck past unheralded 21-year-old goalie Kevin Poulin, who was playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League last week. But in the end, it was another 21-year-old, one of the emerging stars of the NHL,..." February 01

  • Can Toronto Maple Leafs stop John Tavares?

    Toronto Star "Hockey reporter Kevin McGran asks five questions in advance of the Leafs game Monday night against the New York Islanders. 1. Can the Leafs stop John Tavares? No one else has lately. The phenom has a 12-game points streak (eight goals, 13 assists), the longest points streak in the NHL this..." January 23

  • Rangers' trio joins Tavares on All-Stars

    New York Post "Dan Girardi may be the happiest man alive to be notified of an assignment to spend four winter days in Ottawa. The 27-year-old defenseman appeared jubilant upon being named to play in the All-Star Game in Canada's capital city on Jan. 29, with the match capping four days of league-sponsored..." January 13

  • Flames done in by dash of dazzling Tavares

    Calgary Herald "One gent in the stands was proudly wearing a No. 91 jersey — with GORING stitched across the back. Well played, but on this night it was the other No. 91 that had been on the minds of every New York Islanders fan in the house. And why not? John Tavares, plenty dangerous for 40 minutes,..." December 30

  • Isles' star playing with 'confidence'

    New York Post "There were a lot of stars on the ice last night at the Nassau Coliseum, but the one shining brightest was wearing a blue-and-orange sweater, the "A" emblazoned on his left shoulder a seeming understatement of his importance. When the puck found the open stick blade of John Tavares, the score..." October 16

  • Canada adds Tavares, Skinner for worlds; Dubnyk in goal

    TSN.ca "Team Canada added some young goal-scoring talent to it's roster for the World Championship on Wednesday, confirming that New York Islanders sophomore John Tavares and Carolina Hurricanes rookie Jeff Skinner will make the trip to Slovakia. Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk also accepted an..." April 13

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