LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with restricted free agent center Tyler Toffoli
, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
The 23-year-old Toffoli (born on April 24, 1992) is a 6-1, 197-pound native of Scarborough, Ontario, who appeared in a career-high 76 games last season with the Kings. He posted career-highs in all major categories, including goals (23), assists (26), points (49), plus/minus (plus-25), power-play goals (three), shorthanded goals (five) and shorthanded points (six). Among team leaders he ranked third in points and goals, fifth in assists, first in plus/minus (tied for 11th in the league), first in shorthanded points and goals (led the league in both categories), and tied for sixth in power-play goals.
A second-round (47th overall) selection of the Kings at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Toffoli will be entering his fourth NHL season in 2015-16. He has appeared in 148 regular-season games posting 83 points (37-46=83), a plus-49 rating (tied for ninth on the Kings all-time plus/minus list) and 49 penalty minutes. In 38 playoff games with Los Angeles, Toffoli has registered 20 points (9-11=20), a plus-11 rating and 10 penalty minutes.