NEW YORK -- Dynamic centre John Tavares is the New York Islanders new captain. Nelson Agholor Jersey . Tavares, who turns 23 this month, is the 14th captain in the teams 42-year history. He succeeds defenceman Mark Streit, who left as a free agent to join the Philadelphia Flyers. "Im honoured," Tavares said in a statement Monday. "To represent my teammates, coaches, management and the incredible fans that support this historic franchise is something that I take seriously." Streit became the first Swiss-born team captain in NHL history when the Islanders appointed him in September 2011. Tavares has led the Islanders in scoring in each of his first four NHL seasons. He had 28 goals -- third most in the league -- and 47 points while playing in all 48 games last season. During the 2011-12 season, Tavares became an Islanders alternate captain. He is under contract through the 2017-18 season after agreeing to a six-year, $33 million extension in September 2011. "My experiences over the past four seasons have prepared me for this responsibility, and I look forward to the challenge of leading the Islanders each season as we contend for the Stanley Cup," he said. Tavares was a finalist for the Hart Trophy, given to the NHL MVP. In his playoff debut, he had a team-high five points, including three goals, in New Yorks six-game loss to Pittsburgh. Tavares was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft. He has represented Canada at four of the last five world championships. "John has developed into an elite player in this league and become the leader of our franchise both on and off the ice," Islanders general manager Garth Snow said. "He consistently represents our organization with class and respect. "Johns work ethic and determination inspires his teammates to succeed, which makes him the perfect choice to lead our franchise." 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The report said the PGA Tour suspended him for six months, though the tour took the rare step of publicly refuting that he was suspended.Still, the fact Johnson returns exactly six months from announcing his leave of absence is sure to raise questions. His first tournament back will be the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Feb. 5-8.Asked if the report was true that he failed a cocaine test, Johnson replied, No. And then he declined to say more.With that, Ive said all Im going to say, Johnson said. I think Ive answered them, and I dont think I need to answer them again.He gave an interview earlier this week to Sports Illustrated and to ESPN, part of a strategy to ease back into golf. Still to be determined is how Johnson is received by the public and by his peers. He said he hasnt talked to many players except for the occasional round of golf and workout session with Keegan Bradley because they have the same trainer.Johnson is engaged to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky. She gave birth to a son, Tatum, on Monday in Los Angeles. Johnson said they are renting a home in Thousand Oaks, California, but he plans to live in West Palm Beach, Florida.The baby is healthy and were really happy, he said.Johnson declined to say whether the tour threatened to suspend him or recommended he get help. He said he has never been to rehab in his life. He said his issue was how he handled stress — drinking and partying — though he said he did not drink to the point that he felt he needed outside help.It was more of a compounded thing, he said. I was not enjoying myself. I was not playing tthe way I wanted to play. Jalen Mills Jersey. I did my fair share of partying. Its not like I was drinking every day. It was more like alcohol abuse — thats not the right word, but more along those lines. When I drank, I drank too much.As for seeking professional help that he mentioned in his statement in August, Johnson said he was working with a few different people, including one man whom he described as a life coach.Hes someone who helps me, give me advice, Johnson said, adding that what he was taught was nothing I didnt already know.What Ive learned a lot is ... with what I do, theres a lot of stress that comes with it, he said. I never really learned to deal with it. To party was more my way of dealing with stress instead of going to the gym or going for a run. Things that were unhealthy, that was my way to get away.Johnson, 30, is among the most talented Americans and certainly among the most athletic figures in golf. He already has eight victories — last year was the first year he failed to win since he joined the PGA Tour in 2008 — and has contended in three majors. One of those was at Whistling Straits, where he grounded his club without realizing he was in a bunker on the final hole and was given a two-shot penalty. That kept him from a playoff in the 2010 PGA Championship.In his most recent major, Johnson played in the final group on Saturday at the British Open with eventual champion Rory McIlroy. He wound up tying for 12th.His leave of absence kept him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup, where he was assured a spot on the team. Johnson said he watched a little bit of the matches from Gleneagles and felt bad that he wasnt there.But he doesnt feel he owes an apology — or an explanation — to anyone.I dont care what people think, he said. I mean, do. I want my fans to know I do care about them, and Im glad for all the ones who have stuck by me. Ive had an unbelievable amount of support from my family, friends and fans. And those who arent fans anymore, thats their choice.Johnson said he more excited than nervous about his return, and mostly he is happy about becoming a father.Obviously, I needed to better myself, he said. I used this time to work on me, and to work on becoming a better fiancée, soon-to-be husband, father. The son has been born now, and its given me a whole new perspective. Nothing else in the world matters. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '