Over the last few seasons, John Tavares has quickly risen to star status in the NHL and a fan favorite among Islander fans for his outstanding play on the ice.
Being a guy who has been around for a couple seasons now, Tavares has started helping out the younger players. Islanders top prospect Ryan Strome told Newsday, "It's unbelievable how much he's taken me under his wing, provided me every opportunity to learn, to get better..." During his draft year in 2011, analyst Craig Button of TSN and the NHL Network was one of the first to suggest Strome and Tavares someday playing on a line with one another in the future. Button went as far as to say he thought Tavares could score 50 goals with Strome on his wing.
As if fans needed more reasons to love Tavares. The other day I had mentioned it, but I think we have the potential for a match made in heaven with these two guys.