Tavares Puts His Game Face On

Islanders captain named the face of Gillette products in Canada.

Wednesday, 11.20.2013 / 11:18 PM ET / News
By Greg Picker
X
Share with your Friends


Tavares Puts His Game Face On
Islanders captain named the face of Gillette products in Canada.
John Tavares and Curtis Joseph spoke in a panel discussion at Gillette's Game Face annoucement Wednesday.

Wednesday’s off day in Toronto provided the perfect opportunity for Gillette to announce Islanders captain John Tavares as the new ‘face of Gillette’ in Canada.

Gillette announced that an Olympic Winter Games campaign featuring Tavares’ ‘game face’ will run in early December, spanning print, television and digital media. The campaign will salute his preparation, determination and commitment, especially in the pursuit of gold.

As a part of the announcement with the men’s grooming company, Tavares and former NHL goaltender Curtis Joseph participated in a panel discussion. Tavares, a 2014 Olympic hopeful, and Joseph, a 2002 Olympic gold medalist, gave their thoughts on getting their game faces ready every time they step on the ice.

“Game face is not just a look, but a mindset and a mentality,” Tavares said. “I think you always try to block out distractions and have complete focus on what you want to accomplish.”

Captains like Tavares and goalies like Joseph are counted on by their teammates in many situations.

“Playing at the professional level you have to compete and be ready to go every single night,” Joseph said. “Young guys will look to John. And I know from being a goalie that you want to portray focus and confidence. Other guys look to you in pressure situations.”

Although everyday might not be a game day, the approach to preparing for battle never stops for Tavares.

“I think it’s (an) everyday (process),” Tavares said. “I take a lot of pride in working on a lot of things in practice and it goes from there to doing things off the ice in terms of recovery methods or physically getting ready to play.”

Last year’s hart trophy finalist is one of 12 Canadian Olympic hopefuls that Gillette’s parent company, Procter & Gamble, is partnering with. Tavares is the only men’s ice hockey player in the group. The Olympics will take place from Feb. 7-23, 2014.

Although he has yet to compete in the Olympics, Tavares has worn the red and white for Team Canada numerous times. Prior to the Islanders selecting Tavares first overall in 2009, he won gold medals at the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Hockey Championships. The Oakville, Ontario native also represented his country at the IIHF World Championship three times.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 76 34 40 -3 74
R. Strome 75 15 32 19 47
K. Okposo 54 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 75 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 76 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 70 23 16 12 39
J. Bailey 64 15 23 4 38
J. Boychuk 66 8 25 9 33
T. Hamonic 66 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 72 10 19 15 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

NewYorkIslanders.com is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and NewYorkIslanders.com are trademarks of New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy |  AdChoices |  Terms of Use |  Contact  Us |  Employment |  Webmaster |  NHL.com Terms of Use