The Montreal Canadiens awarded forward Tyler Toffoli a four-year contract on Monday.
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The right winger will receive an annual salary of $ 4.25 million.
The 28-year-old Ontarian was an unrestricted free agent, playing late last season and the playoffs with the Vancouver Canucks.
The British Columbia team acquired him from the Los Angeles Kings last February. The 6ft, 197lb right-hander had previously played seven seasons with the California club.
In 68 games in 2019-2020, Toffoli amassed 24 goals and 20 assists for 44 points. He added two wins and as many assists for four points in seven playoff games.
The second-round pick (47th overall) was the Kings’ roster when they won the Stanley Cup in 2013-14.
In his career, he has hit the target 145 times and provided 155 assists for 300 points in 525 games.
This is the second right winger the Canadiens acquire in this offseason. Last week CH secured Josh Anderson from the Columbus Blue Jackets against Max Domi.
Brendan Gallagher and Joel Armia are the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge’s two other natural right-wingers.
The addition of Toffoli is also part of a trend that Marc Bergevin has taken recently, that of growing his club.
In addition to the latest addition and Anderson, who is 6’3 ”, the Canadiens GM has also acquired defenseman Joel Edmundson. The latter is 6 ‘and 4’ ‘tall and weighs 215 lbs.