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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Tavares named All-Star

By Katie Strang

Third-year center and former first overall draft pick John Tavares has been named an All-Star.

The 21-year-old leads the Islanders in scoring with 14 goals and 25 assists in 40 games this season.

Tavares is the 26th-place Islanders' lone representative for this month's festivities in Ottawa. Tavares' good friend and linemate Matt Moulson likely garnered consideration as well with his 20-goal first half.

Tavares, who leads Islanders forwards with an average 19:39 in ice time per game, has recorded 10 multi-point games this season, including two four-point efforts and one hat trick.