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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 June.
"I'm honored to be named captain of the New York Islanders" Tavares said. "To represent my teammates coaches management and the incredible fans that support this historic franchise is something that I take seriously. My experiences over the past four seasons have prepared me for this responsibility and I look forward to the challenge of leading the Islanders each season as we contend for the Stanley Cup."
Tavares led the Islanders last season with 47 points (28 goals 19 assists) in 48 games and had team-high totals of three goals and five assists in six Stanley Cup Playoff games. He also was a finalist for the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player.
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Dynamic center John Tavares is the new captain of the New York Islanders.
Tavares, who turns 23 this month, is the 14th captain in team history. He succeeds defenseman Mark Streit, who left as a free agent to join the Philadelphia Flyers.
Tavares has led the Islanders in scoring in each of his first four NHL seasons. He had 28 goals - third most in the league - and 47 points while...
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The New York Islanders announced today that center John Tavares has been named the 14th captain in the organization’s 42-year history.
Tavares has led the Islanders in scoring in each of his first four National Hockey League seasons. The Islanders’ first overall selection in the 2009 NHL Draft will turn 23 on September 20.
With the start of training camp only a day away the Islanders officially named John Tavares the 14th captain in team history. This summer when Mark Streit was not resigned and ultimately traded to the Flyers we all knew who the clear cut captain was to lead the organization forward. Islanders' captains in the past have racked about many accolades including All-star berths, post...
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Brad Boyes, 10 goals with #nyIslanders last year, on tryout with #FlaPanthers per roster release
— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) September 10, 2013
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— Ken Wiebe (@WiebeSunSports) September 10, 2013
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from Ian Mendes of the Ottawa Citizen,
This week, we examine the 10 best contracts in the league right now: players who will have no problem living up to the dollar figures in their deals.
1. John Tavares (5 more seasons, $5.5 m cap hit)
The Islanders haven’t made a lot of smart business decisions over the past two decades, but locking up Tavares to a long-term deal...