Tyler Toffoli will never lead the league in scoring but he knows his contributions will lead this team to the ultimate goal. The 6-0 197 lb right winger was the 47th overall pick in the 2nd round of 2010 draft.Before reaching the NHL he was the OHL First All-Star Team in both 2011 and 2012, AHL All-Rookie Team in 2013, and the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Trophy winner in 2013 as the AHL Rookie of the Year. Toffoli has a quick, accurate shot, but has good hockey sense and also is a very dangerous penalty killer. This is obvious because of his team record 4 short-handed goals in his first 18 games during the 2014-15 season.
Toffoli has been very productive since his NHL debut against the San Jose Sharks on March 16, 2013. His first NHL goal came against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 18, 2013 in a 4-0 Kings win. He scored his first NHL hat trick on February 12, 2015 vs the Calgary Flames. In his career during the playoffs he has recorded 9 goals, 12 assists for 21 points in 47 games and is a +5 in those contests. In the regular season he has tallied 108 goals, 114 assists for 222 points in 375 games and has an incredible +99 during that time.
Known for being part of that 70’s line with Tanner Pearson and Jeff Carter because of their jersey numbers (Toffoli 73, Carter 77 and Pearson 70). The line was L.A.’s most productive line at times. Toffoli tallied a career high of 58 points on 31 goals and 27 assists in 82 games during the 2015-16 season. He also led L.A. with a plus/minus of +25 during the 2014-15 season. If the Kings are going to make a serious push for the Stanley Cup this year Toffoli will be counted on heavily to be more productive than ever. Toffoli and the Kings will look to rebound in 2018-19 and they have the pieces to make a run again this year.