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John Tavares

Born:September 20, 1990Draft:2009 Islanders, 1st Rd, 1st overall
Hometown:Mississauga, ON, CANPosition:Centre
Known For:Johnny TorontoShoots:Left
National Team:CAN

John Tavares (born September 20, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected first overall by the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, where he spent nine seasons and served as captain for five seasons.

John Tavares Toronto Maple Leafs
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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  • NHL All-Rookie Team 2010
  • 6x NHL All-Star 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • First NHL All-Star Team 2015
  • U17 WHC All-Star Team 2006
  • IIHF World U20 Championship gold medal 2008, 2009
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team 2009
  • U20 WJC Best Forward 2009
  • U20 WJC Most Valuable Player 2009
  • Spengler Cup champion 2012
  • Olympic Gold 2014
  • World Cup of Hockey 2016