My Top 15 NHL Centers

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14. John Tavares

May 11, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) skates during pre-game warmups before game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

One of the fast-rising players in this ranking, could easily be a top 10 with another good season.  Tavares is great offensively and still learning how to play in his own end, but has superior talent, even if many people don’t get to see it as often on Long Island.