Teams in the mix were the New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, and Dallas Stars. Fans have been refreshing Twitter for a week to see how negotiations have been going, but all parties remained silent.
At 1pm EST today, Tavares tweeted that he was becoming a Leaf, to live out his childhood dream. After all, he had Leafs bedsheets as a kid.
I’m thrilled to be starting a new chapter of my career and life in Toronto with the @MapleLeafs. I feel very fortunate to come join a team with a great young core and play where I grew up learning and loving the game. I can’t wait to get started!— John Tavares (@91Tavares) July 1, 2018
Not everyday you can live a childhood dream pic.twitter.com/YUTKdfMALl— John Tavares (@91Tavares) July 1, 2018
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ONTD, how's your hockey team doing?