From the Archives: John Tavares and the Islanders

As John Tavares returns to Long Island, check out archive footage from News 12 Long Island of some of his most important and memorable moments with the Islanders.

News 12 Staff

Feb 22, 2019, 7:38 PM

Updated 1,923 days ago

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From the Archives: John Tavares and the Islanders
As John Tavares returns to Long Island, check out archive footage from News 12 Long Island of some of his most important and memorable moments with the Islanders.  
June 26, 2009: Fans at Nassau Coliseum go wild when the Islanders select John Tavares with the first overall pick in the draft:
"I couldn't be more excited." Fans rejoice when the Islanders draft John Taveres
October 3, 2009: John Tavares scores his first regular-season goal against Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins:
May 8, 2013: John Tavares scores a spectacular goal to put the Islanders ahead of Pittsburgh 5-4 in game 4 of their playoff series.  They would eventually go on to win 6-4 and tie the series at 2-2.
Sept. 9, 2013: John Tavares is named the 14th captain in New York Islanders history:
April 19, 2015: John Tavares scores in overtime to beat the Capitals 2-1 and take a 2-1 playoff series lead:
 
April 24, 2016: John Tavares scores in double OT to beat the Panthers in game 6 as the Islanders win a playoff series for the first time in 23 years. 
 
 
 


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