#11 John Tavares
BORN: 9/4/1968
HOME TOWN: Toronto, Ont
HEIGHT: 5-11
WEIGHT: 185
POSITION: Forward
SHOOTS: Left
ACQUIRED: Drafted
 
DATE NOTE
2011

Named NLL Second Team All-Pro; 18th career All-Pro selection… Recorded 2,000th career loose ball in six-point performance (2+4) vs. Rochester (4/23)… Led team with six points (2+4) at Toronto (4/8)… Led Bandits with six points (1+5) vs. Washington (4/2)… Named NLL Offensive Player of the Week after a six point (4+2), six loose ball performance vs. Boston (3/12)… Recorded 800th career assist vs. Rochester (3/6)… Scored 1,500th career point vs. Philadelphia (2/19)… Earned NLL Overall and Offensive Player of the Week honors with a season-high nine points (5+4) at Philadelphia (2/12), including 700th career goal; most goals/points since Apr. 4, 2009… Scored a team-high eight points (2+6) vs. Minnesota (2/4)… Playoffs: Led all Bandits with seven points (3+4), including game-winning goal vs. BOS (4/30).

2010

Missed six games with a leg injury… Recorded 10 multi-point games… Recorded at least one assist in each of 10 games played… Scored game-winning goal in consecutive contests (at Toronto 3/12 and at Boston 3/13)… Scored season-high seven points twice: 4/10 vs. Toronto (2+5) and 4/24 vs. Boston (3+4). Playoffs: Scored two points (0+2) in one game… Registered 100th career playoff assist at Toronto (5/1).

2009

Tied career high and franchise record in goals (51); Tied for first in NLL in goals… Recorded 16 multi-point games… Scored season-high nine-points (6+3) night at Boston (4/4)… Had identical seven-point nights (4+3) in three consecutive games (2/28/-3/21)… 10th straight season with at least 80 points (94)… Appeared in sixth straight All-Star game… Scored at least five points in 13 of 16 regular season games. Playoffs: Scored eight points (2+6) in Buffalo’s two playoff games; also picked up 10 loose balls.

2008

Became NLL all-time leading goal scorer with 597 goals vs. New York (1/19)… Scored 600th career goal vs. Minnesota (3/8)… Recorded 700th career assist at Chicago (4/19)… First-Team NLL All-Pro… Led Bandits in scoring with 87 points (29+58)… First season with fewer than 30 goals since 1995… Ninth straight season with at least 80 points… Recorded 16 multi-point games… Appeared in fifth straight NLL All-Star Game and recorded three points (1+2)… Recorded a season-high nine points (2+7) at Calgary (2/8)… Had five games with seven points or more: (2+5) vs. Rochester (1/11), (2+5) at Philadelphia (1/26), (2+7) at Calgary (2/8), (2+6) vs. Philadelphia (3/1), (4+4) vs. Portland (4/26). Playoffs: Led Bandits in playoff scoring with 19 points (5+14)… Led Bandits with 14 playoff assists… Scored 12 points (2+10) in second-round victory over New York (5/10)... Recorded four points (2+2) in NLL Championship game against Portland (5/17).

2007

Became first player in NLL history to reach 600 assists in 13-point performance (3+10) vs. Minnesota (1/20)… Named NLL Offensive Player of the Week four times (weeks 4, 7, 10 and 13)… Named NLL Overall player of the week three times (weeks 7, 10 and 13)… Became all-time leading scorer in NLL All-Star Game history after picking up four goals… Scored 12 points or more four times: (3+10) vs. Minnesota (1/20), (7+6) vs. Colorado (3/24), (2+10) at Arizona (4/7) and (2+10) vs. Rochester (4/13)… Scored a team-high seven points (2+5) at Portland (12/30)... Led team with eight points (4+4), including game winner at Chicago (2/11)… Picked up eight points (3+5) at Philadelphia (2/17)... Finished with seven points (4+3) vs. Philadelphia (2/24)... Had team-high nine points (5+4) at Minnesota (3/4). Playoffs: Finished with 10 points (5+5) in two games.

2006

Played in all 16 games while leading Buffalo with 85 points (32+53), his lowest scoring season since 2000… Became the NLL all-time leading scorer on March 4, 2006 with an assist on a Mark Steenhuis goal… Held without a goal once during the season (vs. Minnesota 3/4)… Scored a season-high nine points (2+7) vs. Portland… Scored eight points (4+4) at Philadephia (4/14)… Scored three goals or better twice on the season: at Toronto (1/13) and at Rochester (1/28)… Had two goals and three assists at Philadelphia (2/11)… Scored a goal and five assists vs. Minnesota (2/18)… Tallied six points or better in three-straight weeks: at Rochester (3/18), at Minnesota (3/24) and at Arizona (3/24). Playoffs: Finished with 11 points (7+4) in three games… Had three goals and three assists in opening round win over Minnesota (4/23)… Scored three goals and an assist in semi-finals vs. Rochester (4/29)… Scored a goal in Champion’s Cup game loss (5/13).

2005

Named Player of the Month for January and March… Selected as Player of the Week three times: 2/2, 2/19 and 3/18… Named Offensive Player of the Week two times: 2/2 and 3/18… Named an Eastern Division All-Star starter and alternate captain (2/10)... Led all players with four points (3+1), including the overtime game-winning goal at the 2005 NLL All-Star Game… Recorded his 1,000th career point (assist) at Rochester (2/19)… Scored 500th goal of his career on Minnesota goaltender Matt Disher; goal was part of a 10-point (5+5) game… Broke 100 points for the third time in his career while picking up his 100th career hat trick as part of a five-point (3+2) game vs. San Jose (4/16)…  Scored a season-high 11 points (2+9) vs. Anaheim (2/11)… Had hat tricks in three consecutive games: at Colorado (1/22), at Philadelphia (1/28) and vs. Philadelphia (1/29)… Scored 12 points over the course of two games: four (3+1) vs. Minnesota (3/18) and eight (3+5) at Rochester (3/19). Playoffs: Scored two goals and three assists against Rochester (4/23).

2004

Named NLL Player of the Month for February… Week Six NLL Player of the Week… Named a starter and captain for Eastern Division All-Star team… Scored four points (3+1) in NLL All-Star game… Won Rapid Fire Contest in NLL All-Star Skills Competition… Recorded 900th point of his career with a goal in a six point (3+3) game vs. Anaheim (2/14)… Scored eight points on two occasions: 1/31 at Philadelphia (4+4) and 4/4 vs. Philadelphia (3+5)… Scored six points (3+3) vs. Philadelphia (1/10)… Led Bandits with seven points (3+4) at Vancouver (1/16)… Scored five goals for the second time and added an assist at Anaheim (1/18)… Scored six points (2+4) at Toronto (2/13)… Recorded three goals and three assists vs. Philadelphia (2/21)… Scored five goals and added one assist at Rochester (2/28)… Scored five points or better in four straight games: 3/5 vs. Toronto (3+3), 3/31 vs. Arizona (3+3), 3/20 at Rochester (3+2) and 3/26 at Toronto (2+3). Playoffs:  Led league in assists (13) and points (20), tied for second in goals (7) and was tied for third in shots (33)... Netted two goals and added three assists in first round against Rochester (4/17)… Had a total of nine points (2+7) against Toronto (4/25)…Scored three goals and had three assists against Calgary in Champion’s Cup (5/7).

2003

Scored more than 100 points for second time in his career with 107 (49+58)… Recorded five goals in a game four times… Scored 10 points in back-to-back games vs. Calgary (1/25) and Columbus (2/1)…Scored nine points (5+4) vs. Colorado (1/11)… Registered eight points (4-4) at New Jersey (1/19)… Logged eight points (5+3) against Toronto (1/24)… Set a season high with seven assists in a nine point (2+7) game at Albany (2/15)…Failed to score a goal for the first time in 20 consecutive games against Rochester (3/7)… Scored seven points (2+5) at Philadelphia (3/15)… Registered six points (3+3) vs. Ottawa (3/21)… Scored seven points (5+2) at New Jersey (4/5)… Registered six points (4+2) at Calgary (4/11). Playoffs: Led Bandits and tied for second among all playoff scorers with 13 points (5+8) in two playoff games… Finished with nine points (4+5) after first-round victory over Calgary (4/19)… Scored four points (1+3) at Rochester (4/26).

2002

Named NLL Player of the Week twice… Recorded 700th career point with an assist at Montreal (2/1), finishing game with four points (2+2)… Eclipsed 10 points in a game twice: 13 points (3+10) at Washington (3/23) and 10 points (5+5) vs. Philadelphia (2/22)… Scored twice on the power play and added four assists vs. Vancouver (1/26)… Had five goals, including the game-winner, and two assists at Calgary (1/18)… Had eight points (4+4) at New York (12/16)… Scored three goals and three assists vs. Montreal (12/1)… Netted six points (3+3) vs. Washington (11/24)… Played for Team Canada in the World Championships, notching 10 goals and two assists in six games.

2001

Received second-straight and third-career NLL MVP award… Selected NLL Player of the Month for February… Selected NLL Player of the Week ending 1/7… Set all-time Bandits single-season record in goals (51), assists (64) and points (115)… Became first player in NLL history to score over 100 points in a season… Recorded 100th point of season in his fourth 10-point game of the season at Albany (3/30)… Broke Bandits’ single-season points and assists records with a two-goal, five-assist game vs. Albany (3/17)… Scored 10 points or better on four occasions: 1/20 vs. Philadelphia (1+9); 2/3 vs. Ottawa (4+8); 2/10 vs. Washington (4+8); 2/16 vs. Ottawa (4+6)… Broke 300-career-goal mark with a four-goal, five-assist night vs. Toronto (1/27)… Tied Bandits’ single-game record with seven goals vs. Columbus (1/6).

2000

Named NLL MVP… Named NLL All-Pro… Selected as NLL Player of the Month for February… Scored 250th goal vs. Toronto (1/8)… Led team with 83 points (34+49), 12 power play goals and three game-winning goals… Led league in assists, game-winning goals and power-play points (35) … Netted 10 points (4+6) vs. Syracuse (1/29)… Tallied three or more points in all 12 games.

1999

Scored 33 goals to extend streak of four straight seasons with over 30 goals… 67 points marked fourth straight season with over 50 points.

1998

Finished season with 31 goals and 25 assists… Third straight season with over 50 points… Did not lead the Bandits in scoring for the first time since 1992.

1997

Had three or more goals in seven of 10 regular-season games… Finished second in league scoring with 37 goals and 29 assists… Selected as MILL First Team All-Pro and MILL Player of the Week for 2/14.

1996

Eclipsed the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career… Set a career high with 81 points, 40 assists and 41 goals… Collected 100 loose balls for the first time in his career… Recorded 11 playoff points as the Bandits won their third NLL Championship.

1995

Scored 100th career goal vs. Rochester (2/25).

1994

Named MILL MVP and MILL First Team All Pro… Played for Canada on the 1994 Men’s National Team… Scored 14 playoff points (6+8) in helping the Bandits win their second championship.

1993

First Bandit to record 100 career points (3/20)… Set career highs in goals (35), assists (23), points (58) and loose balls (93).

1992

Scored the game-winning overtime goal to secure Buffalo’s first franchise championship.

VS.  New England Black Wolves
 January 02, 2015 - 07:00 PM 1 2 3 4 F
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