He’s on pace to break many more career milestones, but John Tavares has scored his 300th career goal tonight against the New Jersey Devils.
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— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) January 11, 2019
The 300th in his career and the 28th this season, he will most certainly break his season-high of 38 goals with the best team he has ever been on.
Against a familiar foe in the New Jersey Devils, Tavares was able to score like he usually has this season – crashing the net and using those hands to get it past the goaltender.
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300th Career Goal! 2-0 Leafs. pic.twitter.com/khoRnPMi1p
— Flintor (@TheFlintor) January 11, 2019
A beautiful and patient play from the Leafs’ star center.
Currently at 28 goals and 20 assists in just 42 games (and twenty minutes), Tavares is on track to have a stellar year and most likely the best of his career.
Per NHL Public Relations, Tavares becomes the first player from the 2009 NHL Draft to score 300 goals. League-wide, there have been only two players to score more goals since Tavares’ debut in 2009: Alex Ovechkin (418) and Steven Stamkos (348).
An absolutely insane stat that just proves his talents were being undervalued in New York. Some truly special player.