John Tavares

John Tavares (born September 20, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Tavares was drafted 1st overall pick in the 2009 NHL entry draft on June 26th, 2009. Tavares broke into the OHL after gaining exceptional player” status at the age of 14 allowing the Oshawa Generals to select him in the OHL Priority Draft as an underage player in 2005. Tavares was named the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Rookie of the Year in 2006 and CHL Player of the Year in 2007 a year in which he broke Wayne Gretzky’s OHL record for goals in a season by a 16-year old with 72. In 2009 two more than former record holder Peter Lee. “