Tavares, widely suspected to be the first overall draft pick this June, broke the OHL's all time goal scoring record last week. He scored career goal 215, besting Ottawa 67's legend Peter Lee's 33 year old record of 214.
Now, in a strange twist, an Ottawa hockey historian is challenging Tavares record, saying Lee's career total should actually be 216, leaving him as the record holder, at least for the time being.
Here's all the details. Tavares still has two regular season games left to score a couple of more and erase all doubt.
Here's a little background on Peter Lee
- He was born in Ellesmere, England
- He was drafted 12th overall by Montreal in 1976
- He never played for Montreal, as he was traded along with Pete Mahovlich to Pittsburgh in exchange for Pierre Larouche
- He played 431 games with the Penguins, most notably on a line with Rod Schutt and Greg Malone
- He scored 114 goals, 131 assists and 245 points in his NHL career
- He later moved to Germany where he first starred as a player and then coached and managed. In Germany is he better known by his full name, Peter John Lee.
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