Tavares, the No. 1 New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Draft, has collected 621 points (272 goals, 349 assists) in 669 career games, is a five-time All-Star selection and helped New York to its first playoff Series victory in 23 years (1993 First Round) during the Stanley Cup Playoffs 2016. 19659004] Tavares' free agency decision has been on the organization for almost a year and was an important story as both parties did not have a new one Could agree on a contract last season. If Tavares decides to test the open market for the first time in his career, he would be seen as the most influential freelance agent to reach an unrestricted free agency in many years.
According to several reports, Tavares is expected to announce if he intends to re-sign with the Islanders on Friday.
According to Stephen Ellison, the San Jose Haie Tavares preferred destination should he leave Long Island, but the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs will also be rumored to be in the mix. Toronto has long been considered Tavares hometown team, as it comes from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. According to CapFriendly.com, San Jose has an estimated $ 19 million, Tampa Bay about $ 5.3 million and Toronto just under $ 25 million.
According to TSN Insider and The Athletic columnist Pierre LeBrun, Tavares has already made a report Few teams out of the race:
Here are the updated advantages on which Team Tavares will sign , according to OddsShark:  Update of the odds for the team that will sign John Tavares:
Maple Leafs +700
Lightning + 850
Golden Knight +1000
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– OddsShark (@ OddsShark) June 28, 2018
The islanders, who would undoubtedly ache after the departure of their 1st center, have taken special steps in this off-season to lessen the burden and reduce the burden Improve the health of the organization in the future The first step was to appoint Lou Lamoriello, general manager of Devils and Maple Leafs, president of H. The second was to hire Barry Trotz as head coach – two weeks after defiance the Washington Capitals for their first Stanley Cup championship in the Franchise story had led.
So, will Tavares follow in the footsteps of LeBron James ? We will find out soon.