John Tavares isn't tipping his hand on contract discussions with the New York Islanders this summer, but maintains he wants to remain with the only National Hockey League team he's ever played for.

"I think I'll just keep that all internal," he told TSN at Connor McDavid's Power Edge Pro camp in Toronto on Tuesday. "We've had great open communication, it's obviously a great place to play, I've enjoyed my time being an Islander and I want that experience to continue.

"For me, I just want to get ready for the upcoming season and work on being the best player I can be for the Islanders."

Tavares, 26, is entering the final year of his six-year, $33 million contract and was eligible to negotiate a new contract with the team on July 1.