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Tyler Toffoli (born April 24, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Kings in the second round, 47th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Tyler Toffoli
Tyler Toffoli warming up before a game 2013-08-25 15-54.jpg
Born (1992-04-24) April 24, 1992 (age 25)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre/Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Los Angeles Kings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 47th overall, 2010
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2011–present

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Playing careerEdit

Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal on goaltender Mike Smith in his second NHL game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on March 18, 2013.[1]

On April 12, 2013, Toffoli was named the recipient of the AHL's Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award for rookie of the year in the 2012–13 season. He scored 28 goals and 20 assists (48 points) in 55 AHL games for Manchester during the season, and upon the announcement, Toffoli led all rookies in goals, short-handed goals (3) and plus-minus (+20).[2]

On May 8, 2013, Toffoli made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the St. Louis Blues, replacing the scratched Keaton Ellerby in the Kings' line-up.[3]

To begin the 2013–14 season, the Kings assigned Toffoli to their AHL in Manchester.[4] On November 9, in his third game since being recalled to the NHL along with Manchester linemate Linden Vey, Toffoli scored two goals and one assist in Los Angeles' 5–1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, the first three-point game of his NHL career.[5] Toffoli then contributed another two-goal performance, including the eventual game-winner, against the St. Louis Blues, on December 2 in a 3–2 Kings victory. The game-winning goal marked his fourth in 14 games since he was recalled from the Monarchs.[6]

During the 2014–15 season, on January 9, 2015, Toffoli was diagnosed with mononucleosis, forcing him to miss six games before rejoining Los Angeles' line-up for the team's January 31 game against the Chicago Blackhawks.[7] He later scored his first career NHL hat-trick on February 12 in the Kings' 5–2 victory over the Calgary Flames.[8]

During the 2016-17 NHL season, Toffoli suffered a left knee injury, forcing him to miss 19 games. He underwent successful surgery on April 25.[9] On June 7, 2017, the Kings signed Toffoli to a three-year, $13.8 million extension, with an annual average of $4.6 million.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Toronto Jr. Canadiens OPJHL 2 2 0 2 0
2008–09 Ottawa 67's OHL 54 17 29 46 16 7 2 6 8 4
2009–10 Ottawa 67's OHL 65 37 42 79 54 12 7 6 13 10
2010–11 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 57 51 108 33 4 3 5 8 4
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 1 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 1 6
2011–12 Ottawa 67's OHL 65 52 48 100 22 18 11 7 18 21
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 58 28 23 51 18
2012–13 Los Angeles Kings NHL 10 2 3 5 2 12 2 4 6 0
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 18 15 8 23 4
2013–14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 62 12 17 29 10 26 7 7 14 10
2014–15 Los Angeles Kings NHL 76 23 26 49 37
2015–16 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 31 27 58 20 5 0 1 1 2
2016–17 Los Angeles Kings NHL 63 16 18 34 22
NHL totals 293 84 91 175 91 43 9 12 21 12

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2015 Czech Republic
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada Ontario U17   6 4 5 9 6
2015 Canada WC   10 2 3 5 2
Junior totals 6 4 5 9 6
Senior totals 10 2 3 5 2

Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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