John Tavares Toronto Maple Leafs logo

Age 31 Sep 20, 1990
Mississauga CAN
Center shoots left
6'1" 185 cm
215 lbs 98 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2016
Agent Pat Brisson
Draft Year 2009
Drafted Overall 1
Draft Round 1
Draft Team New York Islanders logo

Transaction History
May 12, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning.
May 10, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 Game 5 win over the Lightning.
May 8, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares recorded an assist, four hits, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Lightning in Game 4.
May 6, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares has one assist and five shots on goal in two games against the Lightning in Round 1.
Apr 29, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (rest) will sit out Friday's clash with Boston, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Apr 28, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares may sit out Friday's game against Boston to rest for the playoffs, but a decision has yet to be made on that front, (NHL).com's Dave McCarthy reports.
Apr 26, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Detroit.
Apr 24, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (rest) will not play Sunday against Washington, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Apr 17, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares notched a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.
Apr 14, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares delivered three assists in a 7-3 win over Washington on Thursday.
Apr 9, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 3-2 victory over Montreal.
Apr 5, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares had a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Apr 2, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored his 21st goal of the season in Saturday's 6-3 win over Philadelphia.
Mar 31, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Jets.
Mar 27, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a pair of power-play goals in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Panthers.
Mar 17, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares picked up an assist in a 3-2 win over the Hurricanes on Thursday.
Mar 16, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Stars.
Mar 5, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a power-play goal and added an assist at even strength in a 6-4 loss to Vancouver on Saturday.
Feb 28, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares logged two assists in Monday's 5-3 win over the Capitals.
Feb 26, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (illness) took line rushes in warmups and is expected to play Saturday versus the Red Wings, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Feb 26, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (illness) is a game-time decision Saturday in Detroit, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Feb 23, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares has gone 10 games without a goal.
Feb 14, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares logged an assist in Monday's 6-2 win over the Kraken.
Feb 10, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares logged an assist and five shots on goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Flames.
Feb 7, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares notched two assists and three shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes.
Jan 29, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored an empty-net goal on five shots and added an assist in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Red Wings.
Jan 26, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 shootout win over the Ducks on Wednesday.
Jan 19, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares logged a power-play assist in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.
Jan 5, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal on three shots, logged two hits and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.
Jan 1, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares logged an assist, two shots on goal, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Senators.
Dec 26, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (COVID-19 protocols) returned to the practice ice Sunday after missing 11 days, reports Toronto Star.
Dec 17, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares entered COVID-19 protocols Friday.
Dec 14, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares recorded a power-play assist and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Oilers.
Dec 9, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares picked up two assists in a 5-3 loss to the Lightning on Thursday.
Dec 5, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares recorded a power-play assist and six shots on goal in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Jets.
Dec 1, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares had a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 8-3 win over Colorado.
Nov 28, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares recorded two assists, four shots on net and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Ducks.
Nov 26, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a power-play goal on two shots, dished an assist and blocked three shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Nov 24, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Kings.
Nov 13, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-4 win over Buffalo.
Nov 12, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (undisclosed) will play Friday against Calgary, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Nov 12, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Head coach Sheldon Keefe said Tavares (undisclosed) is trending toward playing Friday against Calgary, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Nov 10, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and has not been ruled out for Friday versus the Flames, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Nov 10, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (undisclosed) did not participate in warmups and will not play Wednesday versus the Flyers, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Nov 9, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares is dealing with an undisclosed injury and will be a game-time decision versus the Flyers on Wednesday, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Nov 9, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a power-play goal on four shots and added two hits in Monday's 5-1 loss to Los Angeles.
Nov 6, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored twice and added a single assist Saturday in a 5-2 win over Boston.
Oct 30, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal and added two assists in a 5-4 win over the Red Wings on Saturday.
Oct 27, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares potted a goal on three shots and doled out a pair of hits in a 3-2 overtime win over Chicago.
Oct 14, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares provided an assist, four shots, two blocks and one hit in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Ottawa.
Sep 23, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (concussion) was on the ice for Toronto's first practice of training camp Thursday, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Jul 22, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (concussion) has been cleared for all on-ice activities and appears to be on track to be ready for training camp in September, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
May 31, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (concussion) -- who was originally labeled out indefinitely -- is 11 days into an expected two-week absence, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
May 27, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares (concussion) took the ice for about 20 minutes ahead of Thursday's game-day skate, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
May 22, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Per Mark Masters of TSN.ca, Tavares has been cleared of all structural damage to his head, neck and spine, but he's still considered out indefinitely with a concussion. In addition, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the 30-year-old pivot also suffered a knee injury that will keep him sidelined for at least two weeks.
May 21, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares is out indefinitely after being dismissed from the hospital Friday morning, per the team's release. He is at home recovering and being monitored by team medical personnel. Coach Sheldon Keefe confirmed Tavares did suffer a concussion, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
May 20, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Head coach Sheldon Keefe said Tavares' (head) initial tests have come back clear and the center is communicating well and conscious, Joshua Kloke of The Athletic Toronto reports.
May 20, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares was stretched off the ice after a hard collision in Thursday's Game 1 versus the Canadiens, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
May 12, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal on two shots and added three hits with two PIM in a 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa on Wednesday.
May 6, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Apr 29, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares picked up an assist Thursday in a 4-1 win over the Canucks.
Apr 24, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Jets.
Apr 20, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored twice on four shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Canucks.
Apr 18, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares recorded two assists and three shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks.
Apr 15, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-2 loss to Winnipeg on Thursday.
Apr 13, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares registered a pair of assists and four shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Calgary.
Apr 12, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to Montreal.
Apr 5, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal on three shots and dished a power-play assist in Monday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
Apr 4, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Flames.
Mar 27, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares notched his 10th goal of the season Saturday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Oilers.
Mar 14, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal on five shots and added an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Senators.
Mar 6, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored his eighth goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Vancouver.
Mar 3, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a power-play goal on three shots and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Oilers. He was dominant in the faceoff circle, winning 81.3 percent (13-3) of his draws.
Feb 27, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares had two assists Saturday in a 4-0 win over the Oilers.
Feb 20, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares produced an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Canadiens.
Feb 18, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal Thursday in a 7-3 win over the Senators.
Feb 10, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares recorded a pair of assists and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.
Feb 10, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares returned to Wednesday's game versus the Canadiens, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Feb 10, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares left in the second period of Wednesday's game against the Canadiens, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Feb 4, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares registered a goal on four shots and had two PIM in Thursday's 7-3 win over Vancouver.
Jan 30, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares set up two goals Saturday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers.
Jan 28, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares recorded an assist and two hits in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.
Jan 15, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Senators.
Jan 13, 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs | John Tavares | Tavares scored a goal and added two assists in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over Montreal. The goal came on the power play.
Jul 1, 2018 Toronto Maple Leafs | signed C John Tavares to a seven-year, $77 million contract.
Feb 24, 2014 Injured New York Islanders | placed C John Tavares on IR.
Sep 15, 2011 New York Islanders | (John Tavares) signed to a six-year contract extension.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

John Tavares
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs logo 79 27 49 76 -8 32 1,111 49.10 54.70 -1.00 52.60 -1.80 0.81 2.11
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2003-2004 Toronto Marlboros U15 AAA GTHL U15 90 95 92 187 76
2003-2004 Toronto Marlboros U15 AAA Big Nickel Bantam 7 8 13 21 2
2004-2005 Brantford 99ers OJHL 20 13 15 28 10
2004-2005 Toronto Marlboros U16 AAA OHL Cup 5 6 2 8 0
2004-2005 Toronto Marlboros U16 AAA GTHL U16 72 91 67 158 62
2005-2006 Oshawa Generals OHL 65 45 32 77 72
2005-2006 Canada U18 WJC-18 7 2 3 5 4
2005-2006 Canada Ontario U17 WHC-17 5 6 8 13 8
2006-2007 Oshawa Generals OHL 67 72 62 134 60 Playoffs 9 7 12 19 0
2006-2007 OHL All-Stars CHL Challenge 2 1 1 2 0
2007-2008 Oshawa Generals OHL 59 40 78 118 69 Playoffs 15 3 13 16 0
2007-2008 Canada U20 WJC-20 7 4 1 5 2
2007-2008 Canada U20 Super Series 8 1 8 9 26
2007-2008 OHL All-Stars CHL Challenge 2 1 3 4 0
Draft Yr 2008-2009 Oshawa Generals OHL 32 26 28 54 32
Draft Yr 2008-2009 London Knights OHL 24 32 18 50 22 Playoffs 14 10 11 21 0
Draft Yr 2008-2009 Canada U20 WJC-20 6 8 7 15 0
Draft Yr 2008-2009 OHL All-Stars CHL Challenge 2 3 1 4 2
2009-2010 New York Islanders NHL 82 24 30 54 22 1,058 45.45 50.63 1.05 47.77 0.79 0.62 1.42
2009-2010 Canada WC 7 7 0 7 6
2010-2011 New York Islanders NHL 79 29 38 67 53 1,158 45.71 47.55 3.07 47.64 3.66 0.83 1.97
2010-2011 Canada WC 7 5 4 9 12
2011-2012 New York Islanders NHL 82 31 50 81 26 1,330 49.21 54.22 10.32 49.92 4.40 0.86 2.17
2011-2012 Canada WC 8 4 5 9 12
2012-2013 New York Islanders NHL 48 28 19 47 18 775 51.43 57.12 7.30 53.21 4.51 1.32 2.17 Playoffs 6 3 2 5 0
2012-2013 Bern NL 28 17 25 42 28
2012-2013 Bern ET 1 1 2 3 0
2012-2013 Team Canada Spengler Cup 4 3 1 4 0
2013-2014 New York Islanders NHL 59 24 42 66 40 931 53.76 47.85 2.60 48.52 0.89 1.03 2.38
2013-2014 Canada OG 4 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 New York Islanders NHL 82 38 48 86 46 1,298 52.89 56.33 1.58 55.38 2.98 1.02 2.17 Playoffs 7 2 4 6 0
2015-2016 New York Islanders NHL 78 33 37 70 38 1,209 55.21 49.74 1.58 51.80 3.10 1.09 2.23 Playoffs 11 6 5 11 0
2016-2017 Canada WCup 6 1 3 4 0
2016-2017 New York Islanders NHL 77 28 38 66 38 1,176 53.27 55.26 7.63 52.92 7.31 0.77 1.84
2017-2018 New York Islanders NHL 82 37 47 84 26 1,152 48.74 45.34 -0.68 47.75 1.07 0.94 2.03
2018-2019 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 47 41 88 34 1,255 59.71 52.96 3.29 53.29 2.31 1.58 2.87 Playoffs 7 2 3 5 0
2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 26 34 60 24 969 45.50 52.70 0.70 53.30 1.30 0.80 1.79 Playoffs 5 2 1 3 0
2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 19 31 50 14 807 57.80 56.00 1.30 51.70 0.90 0.82 2.23 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 27 49 76 32 1,111 49.10 54.70 -1.00 52.60 -1.80 0.81 2.11 Playoffs 7 3 3 6 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team Toronto Maple Leafs logo
Signing Date July 1, 2018
Signing Status UFA
Agent Pat Brisson
Standard Contract | 7 Years $77,000,000 13.50% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000
UFA
AAV $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $650,000 $910,000 $910,000 $910,000 $910,000 $910,000 $910,000
Signing Bonuses $15,250,000 $14,990,000 $11,090,000 $8,440,000 $7,040,000 $7,040,000 $7,040,000
Total Salary $15,900,000 $15,900,000 $12,000,000 $9,350,000 $7,950,000 $7,950,000 $7,950,000
Minors Salary $15,900,000 $15,900,000 $12,000,000 $9,350,000 $7,950,000 $7,950,000 $7,950,000
Clauses NMC NMC NMC NMC NMC NMC NMC
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out
NMC

Contract History

Signing Team New York Islanders logo
Signing Date September 14, 2011
Signing Status RFA
Agent Pat Brisson
Standard Contract | 6 Years $33,000,000 9.17% of cap space
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Cap Hit $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
UFA
AAV $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Minors Salary $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Clauses M-NTC
NMC
M-NTC
NMC
UFA Year
Signing Team New York Islanders logo
Signing Date July 15, 2009
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $11,250,000 1.58% of cap space
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
Cap Hit $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
RFA
AAV $3,750,000 $3,750,000 $3,750,000
Performance Bonuses $2,850,000 $2,850,000 $2,850,000
Base Salary $810,000 $810,000 $810,000
Signing Bonuses $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Total Salary $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
Minors Salary $67,500 $67,500 $67,500
Clauses
UFA Year