Forward Tyler Toffoli agreed to a four-season pact with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. Here are five interesting facts about his career so far.
In the 2010 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft, the Los Angeles Kings selected Toffoli in the second round (47e selection in total).
In his third campaign with the Ottawa 67’s in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OHL) – his first as a member of the Kings – Toffoli certainly reassured the leaders of the California club in their choice by finishing first. rank of junior circuit scorers with 108 points. He finished tied with a certain Jason Akeson during this 2010-2011 season.
Rookie of the year
Two years later, Toffoli was playing a first season in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Manchester Monarchs. He totaled 28 goals and 51 points in 58 games. A sufficient harvest to win the title of rookie of the year.
At the right time
In his first full season (or nearly so) in the NHL, Toffoli made a name for himself in the playoffs. In the first round, the Kings indeed erased a 3-0 delay in a series against the San Jose Sharks. Toffoli scored the first two winning goals of the comeback, helping the Kings win a second Stanley Cup in three years.
He added with a goal in a 3-1 win in the ultimate game of this series.
Toffoli had his best season in 2015-16 when he hit the target 31 times and accumulated 58 points. In his career, he has four seasons of 20 or more goals.
A frenzied end of the season
Acquired by the Vancouver Canucks in return for two players and two draft picks last February, Toffoli did well before the campaign was interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has indeed totaled six goals and 10 points in 10 games.
In the playoffs, he had two goals and four points in seven games.