Who Are Laura And Barbara Tavares? Maple Leafs Star John Tavares Sister

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Laura and Barbara Tavares are the sisters of John Tavares, who is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL). 

John currently serves as the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL.

A 32-year-old professional ice hockey player John Tavares was born on September 20, 1990, in Mississauga, Ontario. 

He played nine seasons and five as the captain of the New York Islanders after being drafted first overall by the team in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

John Tavares For The Maple Leafs
John Tavares For The Maple Leafs (Source: Wikipedia)

Tavares played for the Oshawa Generals in the OHL before joining the London Knights and Del Zotto at the 2009 OHL trading deadline.

The Ontario Hockey League gave him exceptional player status at 14, making him eligible for the OHL Draft. Oshawa chose him with the first overall pick in 2005.

He is a natural leader and player who puts his team first, having served as an alternate captain and elected team captain of the Oshawa Generals in 2008.

Who Are Laura And Barbara Tavares? 

John Tavares was born as the only son among his siblings. He has two sisters, Barbara and Laura Tavares. 

Laura and Barbara have a low profile, so little information about them besides their relationship with John is available.

The name of his sister, Barbara, is carried over from their mother. John has the fervent support of both of his sisters. They play a significant part in Tavares’s professionalism as well.

John Tavares Has Two Siblings, Barbara and Laura
John Tavares Has Two Siblings, Barbara and Laura (Source: Instagram)

Barbara graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a psychology minor in 2015 instead of playing hockey like her brother.

Since 2006, Barbara has been a seamstress for Carolyn’s Creative Costumes, which helped her gain a sales associate position at Victoria’s Secret from 2012 to 2014.

Barbara has worked as a brand ambassador for 7 Communications for the past two years. She markets products to the typical retail consumer by utilizing her abilities. 

Jhon Tavares Parents

John Tavares is a legend of hockey, but he is also a very reserved person. He is the son of his proud parents, Joe and Barbara Tavares. 

Barbara is a loving and strict mother who helped John become the man he is today. 

John Tavares Is A Legend Because Of His Parents
John Tavares Is A Legend Because Of His Parents (Source: Twitter)

She drove John and his siblings to school while managing the family business, while Joe worked long hours in the field.

Joe taught John the fundamentals of the game, and after exhausting workdays, he would put on the pads and play goal.

Joe provided a haven for John to practice his two favorite sports on a tiny rink in the family’s basement with boards, lines, and nets.

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