Despite a brilliant start to the NHL season as well as a massive slump, John Tavares has continued to battle every night. His persistance paid off Tuesday night with a career-best 5 points in one game in a surprising New York Islanders win over the Vancouver Canucks.
The blue-chip prospect had an amazing pass to set up a Matt Moulson goal as shown below:
Although it's doubtful that Tavares can finish in the running for the Calder Trophy due to his slump, this 5-point night proved beyond a doubt that he'll be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come. After all, a Calder Trophy doesn't guarantee greatness. Just ask Andrew Raycroft who won the Calder earlier this decade. Collectors will still be excited beyond belief to pull a John Tavares SP Authentic rookie card.
John Tavares has appeared previously in ITG Heroes and Prospects but his first Upper Deck rookie cards are available in most 2009-10 Upper Deck products available at Canada Card World.