The moment that Islanders fans have been waiting for since 2009 has finally arrived... John Tavares has been named the 14th captain of the Islanders.

Not only is John the obvious choice to take the reigns as captain of the team, but he is the only choice for the team moving forward.

Like many of the great players and captains before John, he has placed himself among the elite ranks with ease.

Tavares said during the press conference that, "It's obviously one heck of an honor to be captain of the Islanders...The goal remains the same and that is to bring the Stanley Cup back to Long Island"