What stick does John Tavares use?
Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares has been a household name among hockey fans for well over a decade now, dating back to his time in junior that ultimately led to him being the 1st overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Tavares had been using a Drury-style heel curve since he was 14, but started experimenting with teammate Pierre Engvall's sticks this season before eventually ordering his own batch with the P29 curve, while also moving from a 90 flex to a 95 flex.
Midseason curve changes & tweaks are not uncommon for NHL, but moving from a heel curve to a mid-toe curve would have been a big adjustment for Tavares to make. It seemed like it paid off though, as he put together a strong second half of the season before his playoffs unfortunately came to an early end due to injury.
Despite the dark graphics on the stick, Tavares also chooses to paint the lower shaft black and uses a rounded "R" shaft that allows him to roll the stick in his hand a little easier.
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