Originally posted on Islanders Hockey Blog  |  Last updated 1/12/12

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 06: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders argues with referee Eric Furlatt as he waves off a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes on February 6, 2010 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Uniondale, NY --
John Tavares has officially been named the Islanders lone NHL All-Star game representative.

Speculation prior to the announcement that he would indeed be named to the all-star team, especially after the way he has been play of late. Tavares currently leads the team in scoring with 39 (14 goals, 25 assists) and has been major force on the ice creating scoring chances for his teammates.

Tavares was not too hung up on whether he would be named to the all-star team, but understands the honor that is playing in the NHL All-Star game.

“Well no question it’s a big honor,” Tavares said when asked about what it would mean to be an all-star. “I used to watch the game all the time growing up and always dreamed of being in the game. It’d be pretty cool to be an all-star at this level and represent the Islanders as well.”

The NHL All-Star game will take place Sunday, January 29, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario.

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