Mississauga-born John Tavares, who played extensively as a young star at the Clarkson Arena, played against his former NHL team, the New York Islanders, for the first time on Saturday, December 29, 2018.
Tavares was created with thunderous applause at the beginning of the game. However, for much of the game, Tavares was closely watched by former Maple Leaf Leo Komarov (47). Tavares and the Leafs were held scoreless, as the Islanders won 4-0.