TODAY'S PAPER
78° Good Evening
78° Good Evening
SportsHockeyIslanders

June 26, 2009: Islanders draft John Tavares

With the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, the Islanders selected John Tavares, a 19-year-old phenom from Ontario, Canada.

John Tavares looks on before being picked number
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Richard Wolowicz

John Tavares looks on before being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

John Tavares celebrates with his family after being
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Richard Wolowicz

John Tavares celebrates with his family after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

New York Islanders fans packed inside the floor
Photo Credit: James A. Escher

New York Islanders fans packed inside the floor of Nassau Coliseum anxiously await the team's selection in the 2009 NHL Draft.

John Tavares celebrates with his family after being
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Richard Wolowicz

John Tavares celebrates with his family after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

NHL Comissioner Gary Bettman escorts No. 1 overall
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Bruce Bennett

NHL Comissioner Gary Bettman escorts No. 1 overall pick John Tavares on to the stage after he was selected by the Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

John Tavares puts on his new jersey after
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Bruce Bennett

John Tavares puts on his new jersey after being picked No. 1 overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

John Tavares puts on his new jersey after
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Bruce Bennett

John Tavares puts on his new jersey after being picked No. 1 overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

John Tavares puts on his new hat and
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Bruce Bennett

John Tavares puts on his new hat and jersey after being picked No. 1 overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Christopher Daddura, 20, of Huntington reacts inside Nassau
Photo Credit: James A. Escher

Christopher Daddura, 20, of Huntington reacts inside Nassau Coliseum as the New York Islanders announce the selection of John Tavares with the first overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft.

John Tavares stands on stage after being picked
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Bruce Bennett

John Tavares stands on stage after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

From left, Islanders owner Charles Wang, General Manger
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Bruce Bennett

From left, Islanders owner Charles Wang, General Manger Garth Snow, No. 1 draft pick John Tavares, Assistant General Manager/Director of Amateur Scouting Ryan Jankowski and Pro Scout Mario Saraceno of pose on stage after the Islanders drafted Tavares No. 1 overall during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Islander fans cheer after John Tavares is picked
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Mike Stobe

Islander fans cheer after John Tavares is picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islander during the Islanders Draft Party on June 26, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum.

John Tavares poses for a portrait after being
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire

John Tavares poses for a portrait after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

John Tavares poses for a portrait after being
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire

John Tavares poses for a portrait after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

John Tavares poses for a portrait after being
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire

John Tavares poses for a portrait after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

John Tavares poses for a portrait after being
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire

John Tavares poses for a portrait after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

From left, second overall draft pick, Victor Hedman
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire

From left, second overall draft pick, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, first overall draft pick, John Tavares of the New York Islander and third overall draft pick, Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche talk during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

John Tavares poses for a portrait after being
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire

John Tavares poses for a portrait after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

New York Sports