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John Tavares

NHL Star John Tavares

Profession: NHL Star

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: John Tavers was selected first overall by the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and went on to serve as their captain. After playing for the New York Islanders from 2009-2018 Tavers signed for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tavers has represented Canada at the World Championships and was part of a gold medal winning team at the 2014 Olympic Games despite injuring his knee.

Born: September 20, 1990
Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Age: 30 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 2014-02-23 Canada wins the Olympic ice hockey double with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men's gold medal game in Sochi; first team to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984

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