All-Pro Tavares signs one-year deal with Bandits

8/10/2012 8:35:52 PM

All-Pro forward John Tavares is returning to the Buffalo Bandits for the upcoming season, after signing a one-year deal with the club.

"I am extremely excited to be back for another year and looking forward to turning things around," said Tavares. "We had an off year last season, but that will change in 2013. Banditland and the city of Buffalo deserve another championship and we are going to do everything we can to bring that to them."
Tavares earned a league-record 18th All-Pro nod last season by finishing second in the NLL with 41 goals, including a league-leading 21 power play goals, while ranking seventh with 80 points in 2012.

Tavares, the NLL's all-time leading scorer, has recorded 1,627 points (765+862) in 268 career games played.