John Taveras on pulling out his own teeth

10/24/2013 6:13 PM ET
By Matthew Stucko

Imagine what it's like getting hit by a puck. Then imagine what it's like pulling out your own tooth.

New York Islanders star forward John Tavares experienced this earlier this month, and during the taping of an episode of JCTV, Tavares explained to Jack Curry what was going through his mind as he did his own dentistry. The 23-year-old Isles captain is usually known for his scoring and team leadership, but this instance definitely added toughness to his description.

You can see what he had to say about the amateur dentistry in the video above, and for the full interview with Tavares and Curry, check out the latest episode of JCTV here.

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