THN notes that the Islanders' captain has put himself among "elite company," as he has finished as a Hart Trophy finalist two out of the last three years. Had Stars forward Jamie Benn not recorded an assist in the final seconds of the regular season, Tavares would've been the league's scoring champion.
Tavares finished last year with 38 goals and 48 assists and a plus-5 rating.
Tavares is one of three players from the Metro Division to make the top 10, as Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby are No. 3 and 4, respectively.