Monday, September 29, 2014

Oshawa Generals Retire John Tavares Number

In a touching ceremony earlier this evening, the Oshawa Generals welcomed back Islanders captain John Tavares to retire his number and raise his banner to the rafters of their arena.  His number joined the already retired numbers of Eric Lindros, Red Tilson, and legendary defenseman Bobby Orr.

Tavares played parts of 4 seasons for the Generals before being traded to the London Knights midway through the 08/09 season.  It was with the generals that Tavares broke Wayne Gretzky's record for goals by a 16 year old, setting the new mark at 72.  In 223 games for the Generals, Tavares managed to put up 383 points including 183 goals.

We would like to send many congratulations to the Islanders captain on this huge and very well deserved accomplishment.

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