John Tavares Stats
- Height / Weight
- 73 / 216 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/20/1990 (33)
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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Matthew Knies has received big praise from team captain John Tavares. "Sky's the limit for him," Tavares said of Knies. "Really impressed with the way he came in." Knies joined the Maple Leafs late last season from the University of Minnesota. Together with the playoffs, he made only 10 appearances with the team, but Tavares has apparently seen enough to predict a big future for the Phoenix-born winger. "He's got great hands, great touch, great touches with the puck, make solid plays," Tavares added. "He's a huge home run for us. His potential's through the roof." Knies is definitely a player fantasy managers should keep their eye on, although he is facing a lot of competition for a top-six spot in Toronto.
Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 series-clinching overtime victory against the Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first-round matchup. Tavares found the back of the net for the fourth time in the series as his shot deflected off of an opposing player from close range in the opening minutes of overtime. Tavares wrapped up the first-round series with four goals and seven points through six games against the Lightning, while the captain of the Maple Leafs will look to produce more points on the offensive end in the upcoming playoff series.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares jumped back on the score sheet in Thursday's Game 5 against Tampa Bay, ending a two-game run without a point with two assists in a 4-2 loss. Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews scored the goals. Tavares was desperately trying to light the lamp himself as well, firing off a team-high five shots on goal. He added one hit to his tally in 19:19 of ice time. Tavares, who now boasts three goals and six assists for the series, had a good performance, but it wasn't enough and the Maple Leafs have now dropped 11 consecutive series-clinching games. They will match the league's all-time record if they also can't take down Tampa in Game 6 and Game 7.
Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares rocked the Tampa Bay Lightning with a hat trick in Thursday's 7-2 win. He netted once in each period, wrapping up the hat trick with a power-play goal five minutes from the end of regulation. Tavares became only the fourth Maple Leafs player in 30 years with a postseason hat trick. Alexander Mogilny in 2003 was the last player to enjoy a three-goal game in the playoffs with Toronto. Tavares has previously struggled to produce in the postseason, but he's off to a great start this year, having also had an assist in Game 1.