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1st Overall New York Islanders Select: John Tavares

With the first overall pick in the NHL Draft, the New York Islanders have selected forward John Tavares from the London Knights of the OHL.

John Tavares

Height: 6' 1/4"

Weight: 195 lbs.

2008-2009 stats: 56 games, 58 goals, 46 assists, 104 points

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Analysis:

The Islanders stick with the safe pick and make the right pick. Tavares has been rated as the top pick in this draft since about the time he was 14 years old. He's a dynamic goal scorer that should help rejuvenate a woeful Islanders offense.

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