Tavares tops Gretzky's record
John Tavares of the Oshawa Generals scored twice Friday night to break the record for most goals in the Ontario Hockey League by a 16-year-old.The next Next One has certainly lived up to that billing so far.
Tavares tied and then broke the old record of 70 set by Wayne Gretzky, and he still has two games remaining to add to his total of 71. He also added an assist.
Given he's not draft eligible until 2009 and already has 206 points in junior hockey, Tavares should serious challenge the all-time OHL points record of 479 shared by Stan Drulia and Dale McCourt.
There's already been some talk that he may try to leave junior earlier than the 2009-10 season, something that's not currently allowed under NHL guidelines. It does seem silly, however, to hold a kid back simply because his birthdate is five days later than the 2008 draft cutoff.