Tavares notched 31 goals and 50 assists for an 81-point total this past season.
The vote is similar to the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. There are eight seeds in two different conferences, each. Tavares is the fifth seed. Seeds are determined by the total votes that scooped the players into the elimination bracket.
After knocking out the fourth-seeded Oilers stud Jordan Eberle, Tavares will now have to compete to garner more votes than the top-seeded Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk. It won't be easy, but if campaign manager Michael Grabner keeps rallying Isles fans to vote, we can get the job done.
The voting for Round 2 will take place between May 18 to May 23, after the other conference's Round 2 is complete.