John Tavares' net worth, contract, Instagram, salary, house, cars, age, stats, photos

John Tavares' net worth, contract, Instagram, salary, house, cars, age, stats, photos

Samuel Lisubila
August 2, 2022 at 10:23 AM

He is a professional ice Hockey centre and captains the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). As a child, playing soccer and lacrosse played a huge role in his personal and professional growth, making him one of the greatest hockey players. So, what is John Tavares' net worth? Read on to find out

John Tavares' biography
John Tavares of the Toronto Maple Leafs looks on against the St. Louis Blues during the second period at the Scotiabank Arena on 20 October 2018, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Kevin Sousa
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At a tender age, John became a ball boy for his uncle's National Lacrosse League (NLL) team, the Buffalo Bandits. As he followed in his uncle's footsteps, he learned the value of not being selfish and amazing lacrosse skills that translated into ice hockey, making him a lethal goal scorer. So, who is John Tavares? Let's first dig into the player's profile before anything else.

Profile summary

Full Name

John Tavares


Johnny Toronto



Date of Birth

20 September 1990


31 as of August 2022

Place of Birth

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Current Residence





Polish, Portuguese

Height in feet

6 feet 1 inch

Height in centimetres


Weight in kilograms


Weight in pounds


Eye colour

Dark Brown

Hair colour

Dark Brown


Joe and Barbara Tavares


Barbara and Laura Tavares (Sisters)

Marital status

Aryne Fuller (Wife)

Current team

Toronto Maple Leafs, Canada National Team





Playing career


NHL Draft

1st Overall 2009, New York Islanders

Net worth

$17 million



John Tavares' biography

Early career

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John grew up playing soccer and lacrosse, his uncle being his mentor. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School and lived a few blocks from Sam Gagner, who later joined the Edmonton Oilers, and the two developed a friendship. Gagner's father, Dave Gagner, built a backyard ice rink where Tavares spent much of his time honing his skills.

Being a promising hockey player, he played with older children before joining the Mississauga Braves of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) in the 1998-99 season. He then moved to the Mississauga Senators, then the Toronto Marlboros in the 2003-04 season, where he led them to the championship and was named the tournament's top forward.

In the following season, he joined the Marlboros minor midget team, where he shared the Buck Houle Award with Bryan Cameron on their ice performance, leadership, and loyalty. In the same season, while only 13 years, he joined the Milton Icehawks, making him one of the youngest players ever to play junior hockey.

Junior career (Oshawa Generals - London Knights)

John Tavares' biography
John Tavares, formerly of the London Knights poses before the 2009 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on 14 January 2009, at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario. Photo: Claus Andersen
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In the spring of 2005, John petitioned to join the junior Ontario Hockey League (OHL) at 14 years, where only 15-year-olds or older were allowed. He joined the Oshawa Generals as selected as the first pick in the draft, earning him the Jack Ferguson Award. Tavares played exceptionally well and was named to the OHL's all-rookie team.

He also won the Emms Family Award and CHL Rookie of the Year awards as the top first-year OHL and CHL player. He went on to win other awards before he was traded to the London Knights.

Professional career (New York Islanders - Toronto Maple Leafs)

John Tavares' current team
John Tavares poses after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islander at the Bell Centre on 26 June 2009, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Photo: Jamie Squire
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What year was John Tavares drafted? The 2009 NHL Draft class was led by Tavares, who was the first overall selection by the New York Islanders. He went on to sign a three-year, entry-level contract making a debut on the team in a game against the Edmonton Oilers.

After that, he had an amazing streak in the team where he later became the alternate captain, then captain, and extended his stay with the Islanders by signing a new six-year $33 million contract through to the end of the 2017-18 season.

At the end of his contract, he was a free agent and decided to join the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he has been ever since. Much of his stay on the team is discussed in the article.

John Tavares' age

John Tavares' age
John Tavares of the Toronto Maple Leafs poses for his official headshot for the 2021-2022 season at the Ford Performance Centre on 22nd September 2021, in Toronto, Canada. Photo: Mark Blinch
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How old is John Tavares? The athlete was born on 20th September 1990, meaning he is 31 years of age as of August 2022. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall with an amazing physique that makes him one of the best forwards in the league.

John Tavares' net worth

As of July 2022, the player's estimated net worth is $17 million. Some of his assets include his $3.6 High Park area home in Toronto, which he purchased in late August 2018 after signing his contract with the Maples. He also has a fleet of cars in his garage, the most popular being the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43.

John Tavares’ contract

John Tavares' contract
John Tavares of the New York Islanders addresses the media during Media Day for the 2018 NHL All-Star at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 27 January 2018, in Tampa, Florida. Photo: Bruce Bennett
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When did John Tavares sign his contract with Maple Leafs? He did so in late August 2018. The Canadian star signed a seven-year, $77 million contract when he joined the Maple Leafs.

This meant he would receive an average annual salary of $11 million. As a result, he left out his childhood dream to play for his hometown team and withdrew from higher-paying offers such as the San Jose Sharks' seven-year, $91 million contract (one of the six teams vying for him).

John Tavares' stats

Throughout his career, he has had amazing performances, pulling off incredible statistics that have made him very relevant to the NHL. On the latest 2021-22 NHL season, here is a summary of his overall performance and stats:

Regular season

  • Games played - 79
  • Goals - 27
  • Assists - 49
  • Points - 76
  • Penalty minutes - 32

Play-off stats

  • Games played - 7
  • Goals - 3
  • Assists - 3
  • Points - 6
  • Penalty minutes - 2

John Tavares’ accolades

John Tavares' accolades
John Tavares of Team Canada carries the World Cup of Hockey Trophy at the Air Canada Centre on 29 September 2016, in Toronto. Photo: Bruce Bennett
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For the years he has played the game, he has earned multiple accolades in the NHL and internationally, which are listed below.


  • CHL All-Rookie Team - 2006
  • CHL Rookie of the Year - 2006
  • CHL First All-Star Team - 2007, 2009
  • CHL Player of the Year - 2007
  • CHL Top Draft Prospect Award - 2009
  • CHL Top Prospects Game Invitee - 2009


  • NHL All-Rookie Team - 2010
  • NHL All-Star - 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • First NHL All-Star Team - 2015


  • U17 WHC All-Star Team - 2006
  • IIHF World U20 Championship gold medal - 2008, 2009
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team - 2009
  • U20 WJC Best Forward - 2009
  • U20 WJC Most Valuable Player - 2009
  • Spengler Cup champion - 2012
  • Olympic Gold - 2014
  • World Cup of Hockey - 2016

Is John Tavares dating?

Aryne Fuller is the lovely wife of the Maple Leaf's captain. They dated for five years before finally getting married on 4 August 2018. They both live in Toronto and have a son, Jace.

What is John Tavares' NHL rating?

He is rated 88 with a sniper type of play. Here are more of his attributes:

  • Puck Skills - 91
  • Senses - 87
  • Shooting -91
  • Defence - 88
  • Skating - 87
  • Physical - 83

Why does Tavares wear jersey number 91?

91 is a unique number in the NHL, as very few players wear it. The two-digit number is attached to him thanks to his phenomenal abilities on the ice and his overall greatness. When asked why he decided on the number, he said,

"Nine has always been a number in my family. My uncle used to wear nine in lacrosse. My mom was born on 9 December. I'm born in September, the ninth month."
John Tavares' net worth
John Tavares of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates with teammates after a goal against the Anaheim Ducks at the Scotiabank Arena on 26 January 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Kevin Sousa
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What team does John Tavares currently play for? The Toronto Maple Leafs are proud to have one of the most talented centres in the NHL. His value on and off the ice has always been impeccable, captaining the team through multiple seasons and earning multiple awards. John Tavares' net worth may seem a lot, but he is worth every penny with the value he brings to the team.

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