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John Tavares New York Islanders Orange/Blue CCM Game Worn Gloves Photo Match
Lot #1029

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John Tavares New York Islanders Orange/Blue CCM Game Worn Gloves Photo Match
Lot #1029

These orange and blue hockey gloves by CCM were game worn by 1st overall pick John Tavares. The New York Islanders selected Tavares with the 1st overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. It took an “exceptional” designation for Tavares, to be granted draft eligible status at the age of 14. This was the first time that such an exception was ever granted. The Oshawa Generals benefited from the ruling and selected John with the first overall pick in 2005 at the tender age of 14. John would follow in the footsteps of the great Bobby Orr and represent Oshawa as a young teenager. As did Orr, Tavares would dominate his older foes, scoring a remarkable 45 goals and 77 points as a 15-year old rookie in 2005-06. He was named OHL and CHL rookie of the year.

During his 2nd season, Tavares made news across the entire hockey world. That season, as a 16-year old, Tavares broke Wayne Gretzky’s record for goals in a season. In 1977-78, The Great Gretzky, at 17 years of age, scored an incredible 70 goals, a mark that stood without challenge for 30 years. Tavares made the record his own, lighting the lamp a resounding 72 times at the age of 16! He would also chip in 62 assists for a remarkable total of 134 points in 67 games played. The league recognized Tavares’ outstanding accomplishments by awarding the 16-year old with the Red Tilson Trophy as the most outstanding player in the league. He also was awarded the CHL’s Player of the Year award. During the 2007-08 season, his 3rd year in the league, Tavares netted 40 goals and assisted on 78 others for a 118 point season in 59 games played. He was also selected to help Team Canada’s National Junior Team win their 4th consecutive Gold Medal.

Tavares broke into the NHL in 2009-10 with the New York Islanders. This gifted Center now has 8 impressive years of NHL service on his resume, having tabbed nearly a point per game thus far in his career. He has twice been a finalist for the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP. In 2014-15 he was named 1st Team NHL All Star at Center. Tavares is a 2-time NHL All Star who is consistently near the top of the NHL goal scoring and points charts. On the international stage, Tavares helped Team Canada capture Gold in the 2014 Olympics.

These orange and blue CCM gloves have the player initials “JT” stitched to the cuff. The player number “91” is stitched to the wrist. Shown above is a photo match of John wearing these exact gloves. The gloves show solid game use.