VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Islanders appoint John Tavares captain

NEW YORK (AP) - Dynamic center John Tavares is the New York Islanders' new captain.

Advertisement
Tavares, who turns 23 this month, is the 14th captain in the team's 42-year history. He succeeds defenseman Mark Streit, who left as a free agent to join the Philadelphia Flyers.

``I'm honored,'' Tavares said in a statement Monday. ``To represent my teammates, coaches, management and the incredible fans that support this historic franchise is something that I take seriously.''

Streit became the first Swiss-born team captain in NHL history when the Islanders appointed him in September 2011.

Tavares has led the Islanders in scoring in each of his first four NHL seasons. He had 28 goals - third most in the league - and 47 points while playing in all 48 games last season.

During the 2011-12 season, Tavares became an Islanders alternate captain. He is under contract through the 2017-18 season after agreeing to a six-year, $33 million extension in September 2011.

``My experiences over the past four seasons have prepared me for this responsibility, and I look forward to the challenge of leading the Islanders each season as we contend for the Stanley Cup,'' he said.

Tavares was a finalist for the Hart Trophy, given to the NHL MVP. In his playoff debut, he had a team-high five points, including three goals, in New York's six-game loss to Pittsburgh.

Tavares was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft. He has represented Canada at four of the last five world championships.

``John has developed into an elite player in this league and become the leader of our franchise both on and off the ice,'' Islanders general manager Garth Snow said. ``He consistently represents our organization with class and respect.

``John's work ethic and determination inspires his teammates to succeed, which makes him the perfect choice to lead our franchise.''

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
News: Grand Salami - February
Wild beat Kings on Granlund's OT winner
Galchenyuk lifts Habs over Devils in OT
Kucherov's trick helps Lightning top Sens
Leafs agree to acquire Boyle from Lightning
Capitals acquire D Shattenkirk from Blues
Quarantined Parise, Pominville out for Wild
Deals based on playoff success 'in vogue'
Habs receive D Benn for D Pateryn
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NHL Pro Hockey Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NHL Hot Streaks
4-1 +390 L2 Days, +3,608 TY
25-10 +2,197 L35, +3,452 TY
8-4, +481 L12 NHL Selections
34-20, +1,805 Last 54 G-Plays
6-3 L9 Guaranteed Plays
3-1, +204 L4 Guarantees
NHL Pro Hockey Expert Sports Picks - Los Angeles Kings at Calgary Flames
2016 NHL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 3608
Bill Marzano + 3452
Stephen Nover + 1714
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1090
Bruce Marshall + 1070
Bill Marzano + 401
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Rickenbach + 797
Bruce Marshall + 714
Stephen Nover + 225
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 2964
Scott Rickenbach + 2271
Bill Marzano + 1323
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 926
Bill Marzano + 337
ASA + 225
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 974
Gary Bart + 870
Bill Marzano + 453
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership