News | 5/17/2012 4:03:53 PM | Bandits.com
|John Tavares (Photo: Bill Wippert)|
21-YEAR VETERAN EARNS NLL-RECORD 18TH ALL-PRO SELECTION
BUFFALO, NY (May 17, 2012) --- The National Lacrosse League today announced that Buffalo Bandits forward John Tavares has been named a Second Team All-Pro for the 2012 NLL season.
Tavares earned his league-record 18th All-Pro nod by finishing second in the NLL with 41 goals, including a league-leading 21 power play goals, while ranking seventh with 80 points (41+39) in 2012. The Mississauga, ON native led the Bandits in goals, assists and points this year and has now led the team in scoring in 17 of his 21 seasons. Tavares was named captain and starter for the East in the 2012 NLL All-Star Game, which was held on Feb. 25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.
Tavares, the NLL’s all-time leading scorer, has recorded 1,627 points (765+862) in 268 career games played. The 43-year-old has scored 19.8% of the 3,861 goals in Bandits history and has registered a point on 42.1% of those goals. Tavares is currently on a 163-game regular season point streak, dating back to Jan. 26, 2002. He has been held without a point in a game just once in his career.
The All-Pro Team awards are voted on by the league's board of governors, general managers and head coaches.