There's a new kid on the block in the hockey world, and his name is John Tavares.
Tavares made his Ontario Hockey debut in September of 2005, just days before his 15th birthday. He had 45 goals and 77 points in his first year with the Oshawa Generals and raised plenty of eyebrows when he broke Wayne Gretzky's league record for goals by a 16-year-old last season.
On top of that, he's won the 2006 CHL Rookie
of the Year Award, the OHL Rookie of the Year
award, and the 2007 CHL and OHL Player of
the Year in his second season.
And he's not even eligible for the 2008 NHL Entry
Draft - he's projected to go
No. 1 in 2009.
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