2016 World Cup of Hockey

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John Tavares
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Position
Forward
Date of Birth
09-20-1990
HT/WT
6'1 / 211
Shoots
L
Hometown
Mississauga, Ont
Teams
2016 World Cup of Hockey - Canada

Biography

HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND

Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia … Attended Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in Calgary, Alta., in August 2013 … Won the 2012 Spengler Cup with Canada … Played for Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Championship in Finland, finishing fifth … Played for Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia, finishing fifth … Played for Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany, finishing seventh … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa, Ont., and was named MVP, Top Forward, and to the media all-star team … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic … Played for Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2007 Canada/Russia Super Series … Attended Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp in Calgary, Alta., in August 2006, but suffered an injury at camp … Played for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship in Sweden, finishing fourth … Played for Ontario at the 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Regina, Sask., finishing fifth

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

2015-16: His seventh NHL season, all with New York … His third season as New York captain … Led New York in scoring … Tied for fifth in the NHL in takeaways (69) … Scored his 200th NHL goal on March 12 vs. Boston … Captained the Metropolitan Division in the NHL All-Star Game … 2014-15: Named to the NHL First All-Star Team … Finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL MVP … Led New York in scoring … Second in NHL scoring … Fifth in the NHL in power-play points (31) … Led NHL forwards in average time on ice (20:40) … Recorded his 400th NHL point on April 11 vs. Columbus … Played in the NHL All-Star Game … 2013-14: Second in New York scoring … Missed the final 22 games after suffering a knee injury at the Olympic Winter Games … Fourth among NHL forwards in average time on ice (21:14) … 2012-13: Finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy … Led New York in scoring … Third in the NHL in goals (28) … Led the NHL in even-strength goals (19) … Sixth in the NHL in game-winning goals (5) … Second in the NHL in takeaways (99) … Scored his 100th NHL goal on Mar. 9 vs. Washington … Played 28 games with SC Bern (Switzerland) during the NHL lockout … 2011-12: Led New York in scoring … Tied for seventh in the NHL in game-winning goals (8) … Recorded his 200th NHL point on April 3 vs. New Jersey … Played in the NHL All-Star Game … 2010-11: Led New York in scoring … Co-led the NHL in overtime goals (3) … Fifth in the NHL in takeaways (75) … 2009-10: Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team … Led New York in scoring … Second in NHL rookie scoring … Co-led NHL rookies in goals (24) … Led NHL rookies in power-play goals (11) and power-play points (25) … Made his NHL debut, recorded his first NHL point and scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 3 vs. Pittsburgh … Amateur: Played four seasons of Major Junior hockey (2005-09) with the OHL’s Oshawa Generals and London Knights … Is the all-time leading goal scorer in OHL history (215) … Named to the CHL First All-Star Team and OHL Second All-Star Team in 2008-09 … Led the OHL in goals (58) and points (118) in 2008-09 … Played in the 2009 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game … Named CHL Player of the Year … Won the Red Tilson Trophy as OHL most outstanding player … Named to the CHL First All-Star Team and OHL First All-Star Team in 2006-07 … Led the OHL in goals (72) in 2006-07 … Broke Wayne Gretzky’s OHL record for goals by a 16-year-old … Named CHL Rookie of the Year in 2005-06 … Won the Emms Family Award as OHL rookie of the year in 2005-06 … Named to the CHL All-Rookie Team and OHL All-Rookie Team in 2005-06 … Was the first player to receive exceptional status and play in the OHL as a 15-year-old … Minor Hockey: Won the OHL Cup with the Toronto Marlboros (Minor Midget AAA) in 2005 … Names James Naylor and Dave Gagner as his favourite minor hockey coaches

PERSONAL

Son of Joe and Barb … Has two sisters, Laura and Barbara … His uncle, John Tavares, retired from the National Lacrosse League in 2015 as the all-time leader in goals, assists and points … Won a bronze medal in lacrosse at the 2004 Ontario Summer Games … Favourite player growing up: Mike Modano

Statistics

Games Played
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G
Assists
PIM
6
4
1
3
0

Tournament Game Log

Date
Points
Goals
Assists
PIM
Sep 29, 2016
0
0
0
0
Sep 27, 2016
0
0
0
0
Sep 24, 2016
1
1
0
0
Sep 21, 2016
0
0
0
0
Sep 20, 2016
1
0
1
0
Sep 17, 2016
2
0
2
0

Past Events

Event
GP
P
G
A
PIM
2016 World Cup of Hockey
9
7
4
3
2
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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