NHL Hall of Fame forward John Tavare will retire as an NHL player, head coach and broadcaster, his representatives announced on Monday.
The announcement came shortly after Tavares, 82, was named the NHL’s John Tavarres Hockey Hall-of-Famer.
The Tavares family will hold a ceremony on Jan. 15 to induct Tavares into the Hockey Hall in Cooperstown, New York.
Tavares, a three-time Stanley Cup champion, led the New York Islanders to their second championship in the history of the franchise and their first since 1991.
He played a central role in turning the Islanders into the NHL juggernaut they are today, winning six Stanley Cups and a second with the Pittsburgh Penguins.TAvares’ career started in 1973 when he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and was traded to the New Jersey Devils.
He won three Stanley Cups with the Devils and became the league’s most valuable player in 1989, becoming the first goaltender to win two consecutive championships.
Tivares was a two-time All-Star with the Flyers, winning two Calder Cups, three Hart Trophies and two Conn Smythe trophies.
He led the Flyers to four Stanley Cups, the NHL Finals and two Presidents’ Trophies, and he won the Stanley Cup in 2012 with the New England Patriots.
In addition to being a Stanley Cup champ and a Hall of Famer, Tavares was named to the NHL Hall for outstanding contributions to the game.
He is also a member of the NHLPA Hall of Honour.
The NHL announced that the Tavares Hockey Hall will be held at a special ceremony at 7 p.m.
ET at the National Hockey Stadium in Chicago.
The ceremony will be televised on NHL Network and broadcast live on NHL TV.
The Hall will also be streamed live on the NHL website.