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Get To Know Tyler Toffoli

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

In mid-April, the Kings signed Tyler Toffoli to a three-year entry level contract.

Toffoli, who recently turned 19, was selected by the Kings in the second round (47th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, which was held at STAPLES Center. He has played the past three seasons with the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and this past season he recorded 108 points (tied for first in the OHL) – including a league-leading 57 goals – and 33 penalty minutes while recording a plus-44 rating in 68 regular season games. He also played in four playoff games this season with the 67’s, recording eight points (3-5=8), and he has played in the first three games of the playoffs for the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings’ primary American Hockey League affiliate, recording one goal to date.

A 6-1, 183-pound center, Toffoli was born in Scarborough, Ontario. He recently answered the following questions from LAKings.com:

Nickname: Toff

Off-season home: Ottawa/Toronto

Wife/girlfriend name: Taylore

Family (Names and children’s ages): Dad-Rob; Mom-Mandy; sisters-Megan (25) and Courtney (22)

Pets: Old English Sheepdog named Dreamy

Favorite movie: Billy Madison

Favorite actor: Adam Sandler

Favorite video game: Call of Duty

Favorite NHL city, other than LA: Toronto

Favorite sport to play, other than hockey: Golf

Favorite sport to watch, other than hockey: Baseball

Favorite hockey moment: Being drafted into the NHL

Favorite hockey player: Pavel Datsyuk

Favorite road arena: Kitchener

Favorite website (other than LAKings.com): Twitter

Favorite TV show: Family Guy

Favorite restaurant: The Keg

Favorite food: Chicken parm

Favorite type of car: BMW

Favorite holiday: Christmas

Typical pre-game meal: Chicken and penne

Favorite cereal: Mini Wheats

Superstitions: Putting my right skate on before left

Why do you wear the number that you do: I used to wear 61 before the OHL but the number was taken so i wore 16

What do you if you weren’t playing hockey: Not sure but I would be in university

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