After much speculation by fans, today we finally have our answer.  The New York Islanders have named #91, John Tavares as the fourteenth captain in franchise history.  The announcement was made this morning prior to the Islanders golf outing.  John Tavares spoke afterward stating that,

“It’s one heck of an honor to have the respect of my teammates, the organization and the Isles fans”.

Tavares was the fan favorite to become the team’s new captain, replacing Mark Streit who was traded to the Flyers. The team’s GM and former New York Islanders goalie, Garth Snow reinforced the teams choice by stating that,

“He’s a leader on and off the ice and he has great character” when asked about Tavares.

Tavares is taking his place as the team’s captain during a very exciting time for the Islanders organization.  The team made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2007 and will be moving to their new home, the Barclays Center at the start of the 2015-2016 season. John Tavares is exactly the type of young, talented player that fans want to lead their team through the next few years.

Marissa has a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Arts and Entertainment Management from Pace University in New York City and and a MSEd from Hofstra University on Long Island. A history teacher by profession, sports and entertainment were her first loves. She got her start in journalism at the age of fourteen, having her own radio show and interviewing bands for her high school radio station.. A long time Islanders fan, she was hooked after attending her first game at the age of seven. Marissa has worked for the New Jersey Devils and NBC.


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