The New York Islanders top dog, John Tavares, has been selected to his third straight NHL All-Star game. The 25-year old has continued his elite play for a franchise who moved to Brooklyn this season from it’s original home in Long Island.
The Barclay’s Center has seen some great results as the Islanders have hung in well in a very competitive division. Ironically, that is the new format that the NHL has in mind for their jewel event this January 31st to take place in Nashville,Tennessee.
The All-Star Weekend will culminate with a 3-on-3 tournament which will draw select players from each of the NHL’s four divisions. Tavares, who in 37 games this season, has scored 29 points with 15 hitting the back of the net and 14 others leading to goals will most likely be one of the three to represent the Metropolitan Division.
Tavares has a nack for shining on the big stages. One only has to look to last year’s All-Star game in Columbus, Ohio, where John became only the sixth player to tally four games in an All-Star Game. This time around the Islander center will pair with New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonough and New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider against the other three elite threesomes in an intriguing tweek to a traditional game.