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John Tavares

Meet John

John Tavares is a Canadian hockey player who was drafted first overall by the New York Islanders in 2009 where he played for nine seasons, five as captain. In 2018, John returned home to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs and was named as their captain in his second season with them. In early days, John learned a lot of the skills that he transitioned to hockey through his experience playing lacrosse. Off the ice, John is known to be generous and kind despite his fast and competitive spirit on ice.

Get to know them

  1. What's a book you read that made an impact on you?
    The Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant 
  2. Name one thing everyone should experience in your city?
    Enjoy the outdoors in High Park or on the lakeshore 
  3. What's your favourite way to sweat?
    Hockey or Lacrosse. These sports help me stay healthy and I get tremendous joy from being competitive in sport.
  4. Song you never get sick of listening to?
    "Wonderwall" by Oasis
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Canadian Olympic Committee
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Canadian Paralympic Committee
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