John Tavares Biography: Age, Height, Parents, Siblings, Wife, Children, Net Worth

John Tavares is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward and captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Previously, he played for the New York Islanders who selected him first overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, playing nine seasons and captaining the side for five seasons.

Who is John Tavares?

Born John Tavares on September 20, 1990 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He is the first of three children of Joe Tavares and Barbara Tavares. His siblings are Laura and Barbara. He is a Canadian with Portuguese and Polish descent.

Tavares’ paternal grandparents Manuel and Dorotea Tavares immigrated from Portugal to Toronto, Ontario whereas his maternal grandparents, Bolesław and Josephine Kowal, immigrated from Poland to Sudbury, Ontario.

As a child, he moved to Oakville, Ontario where he was first exposed to minor hockey through the Minor Oaks Hockey Association. He soon developed passion for the game and has consistently become one of the very best in the National Hockey League (NHL).

During his major junior league, he was a member of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He was later traded to the London Knights at the 2009 OHL.

Tavares was the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Rookie of the Year in 2006 and CHL Player of the Year in 2007. Tavares finished his Major Junior and OHL career with most goals (215), and 6th in points (433).

In the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected first overall by the New York Islanders, for whom he played nine seasons and served as captain for five seasons. He was the top ranked prospect for the 2009 Draft by both the NHL Central Scouting Bureau and International Scouting Services.

Tavares’ made his NHL debut in 2009 and immediately busted on the scene, scoring five consecutive Islanders goals over a four-game span to tie the club record for most consecutive goals by one player.

On March 17, 2010, Tavares scored five points (two goals and three assists) in a 5–2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Tavares signed a new six year deal, US$33 million contract with the Islanders on September 14, 2011 which took effect from the 2012–13 season through to the end of the 2017–18 season.

On July 1, 2018, it was announced that Tavares had signed a seven-year, $77 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He finished the 2018 season playing all 82 games with 47 goals, 41 assists, and 88 points recorded. His 47 goals was third overall in the NHL, behind Leon Draisaitl and Alexander Ovechkin.

On October 16, 2019, Tavares sustained an injury in a game against the Washington Capitals. He returned to the team lineup on November 5, 2019, against the Los Angeles Kings.

On January 29, 2023, Tavares played his 1000th NHL game in a 5-1 victory over the Washington Capitals, assisting twice. He finished the season with 36 goals and 44 assists in 80 games while recording his first ever playoff hattrick on April 20, 2023 in the first-round game against the Lightning.

What is John Tavares’s age, height and weight?

John Tavares was born on September 20, 1990 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada to Joe and Barbara Tavares. Currently, he is 33 years old (as of 2023). He stands at 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.85 m) and weighs in at 98 kilograms (216 lb).

What is John Tavares’s Nationality and Ethnicity?

John Tavares was born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He is a Canadian with Polish and Portuguese descent. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Portugal to Toronto, Ontario whereas his maternal grandparents immigrated from Poland to Sudbury, Ontario.

What is John Tavares’s profession?

John Tavares is a professional ice hockey player. He currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL)

Who are John Tavares’s Parent?

John Tavares’s parents are Joe Tavares and Barbara Tavares.

Does John Tavares have siblings?

John Tavares has two siblings; sisters Laura Tavares and Barbara Tavares.

Who is John Tavares married to?

John Tavares is married to his gorgeous wife Aryne Fuller. The couple dated for over five years before getting married on August 4, 2018, in an extravagant ceremony at a Canadian winery. The special occasion was the aftermath of Tavares signing a seven year US$77 million deal.

Does John Tavares have children?

Yes, John Tavares has three children together with his wife. They are sons Jace and Axton and daughter Rae. Jace was born in 2019, Axton in 2021 and Rae in 2023.

John Tavares’s Net Worth

According to online sources, Canadian professional ice hockey player John Tavares has an estimated net worth of US$6 million as of 2023. His main source of income stems from his career in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the National Hockey League (NHL).

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