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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

From the Elias Geniuses: Tavares 3 x 20

I didn't have a chance to find this last night, but here's a great Elias note on Tavares:

<<From Elias: John Tavares reached the 20-goal plateau for the third time in his three seasons in the NHL when he scored to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into their game against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

Tavares is the fifth player to score at least 20 goals for the Islanders in each of his first three NHL seasons, joining:
Billy Harris (first six seasons: 1972-73 through 1977-78),
Clark Gillies (five: 1974-75 through 1978-79),
Bryan Trottier (13: 1975-76 through 1987-88) and
Mike Bossy (all 10 seasons: 1977-78 through 1986-87).>>

Tavares is the 23rd player in Isles history to have at least three 20-goal seasons at any stage of their career:

(thanks, hockey-ref.com)
Rk  Player  From  To  Count
1 Bryan Trottier*  1976 1988 13
2 Brent Sutter  1982 1991 10
2 Mike Bossy*  1978 1987 10
4 Denis Potvin*  1975 1986 9
5 Clark Gillies*  1975 1983 8
6 Bob Nystrom  1974 1982 7
7 Pat LaFontaine*  1986 1991 6
7 John Tonelli  1981 1986 6
7 Bob Bourne  1978 1984 6
7 Billy Harris  1973 1978 6
11 Mariusz Czerkawski  1999 2004 5
12 Jason Blake  2003 2007 4
12 Mark Parrish  2002 2006 4
12 Ziggy Palffy  1996 1999 4
12 Derek King  1992 1997 4
16 Matt Moulson  2010 2012 3
16 John Tavares  2010 2012 3
16 Alexei Yashin  2002 2006 3
16 Ray Ferraro  1992 1995 3
16 Benoit Hogue  1992 1994 3
16 Steve Thomas  1992 1994 3
16 Pierre Turgeon  1992 1994 3
16 Randy Wood  1988 1991 3



























































































































Marginally talented, indeed.

 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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