John Tavares’ girlfriend Aryne Fuller was one of those very lucky girlfriends who got a chance to go to the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and watch everything with her boyfriend. John himself was out of it early on with a season-ending knee injury (man, is there anything worse than knee problems?). That’s a pretty good deal for Aryne, to be honest. Now, I know she was very concerned for John and all that, but there’s got to be a part of her that’s thinking, “Yes! Now I can go to all these cool winter Olympic events with my boyfriend.”
Being Canadian, Aryne does something not many Americans have any experience with– snow-shoeing. What that basically means is she goes hiking in the woods wearing snowshoes. She’s got a lot of friends, from the looks of it, and the snowshoes may even act as little individual snowboards. I’m not sure because I’ve never actually strapped on a pair of snowshoes myself. It seems she’s a graduate of Queen’s University in Ontario, and she has a masters in Rehabilitation Therapy & Physiotherapy. So I’m fairly certain John Tavares’ girlfriend actually knows exactly how to treat his injuries when they occur. She’s like the ultimate girlfriend for a professional athlete because she knows how to rehabilitate you physically as fast as possible. In John’s case, this was probably a godsend after the knee injury. He even passed on surgery.
Aryne was also in attendance at John’s number retiring at his old team the Oshawa Generals. That’s a pretty great honor even if it’s just the Ontario Hockey League. It’s still big time hockey for players 16-20. Tavares somehow got a special exemption to play at the age of fifteen, and he was the first guy to get that. They had a huge picture of him on a banner when they retired the number, and he was there with his family and Aryne on the ice to take a picture of the occasion.