Prospect Report: Tyler Toffoli Terrorizing OHL

Prior the 2010 NHL Draft in Los Angeles the Kings knew all about Tyler Toffoli.

The same guy who turned them on to Wayne Simmonds was Toffoli’s junior hockey coach with the Ottawa 67’s.

Thought to be a possible late first round pick, when he was still on the board midway through the second round they gladly gave Colorado a fourth round pick for the right to move up and take him. So far, it looks to have been a smart gamble.

Toffoli’s having a fantastic year in the OHL – where he’s leading the league in scoring (38g, 37a in 41 games), was named the Player of the Month for December and on Monday was named January’s first Player of the Week (4g, 5a in three games). It was his second weekly honor, having won it in mid-November as well.

Oh yeah, he’s currently riding a 23-game point streak too, which includes six-straight multi-point games.

For some reason, Canada felt they didn’t have room for him on their team at the recent World Junior Championship. Go figure.

His General Manager in Ottawa, Brian Kilrea (coincidentally, the first man to ever score a goal for the LA Kings back in 1967) stopped by MayorsManor earlier this season for an interview, available here.

And Toffoli provided some comments here after representing the OHL in the Super Series vs. Russia.

The 67’s are leading their division and have the second best record overall, behind only the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors. This Sunday the two teams meet in what will surly be an important game.

Adding intrigue to the match-up is the fact that fellow Kings prospect Maxim Kitsyn (2010, sixth round) joined the Majors following his gold medal performance at last week’s WJC. In just two OHL games so far he’s already picked up five points (3g, 2a)

Kitsyn vs. Toffoli – this should be exciting.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/Mayor119
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor


RELATED ARTICLES:

Interview with Brian Kilrea – talking inaugural Kings team, the first goal and players he coached

Interview with GM Brian Kilrea – talking Ottawa 67s hockey

Interview with Tyler Toffoli – LA Kings 2010 second round draft pick

Interview with Maxim Kitsyn – LA Kings 2010 sixth round draft pick

Toffoli’s video profile from the NHL Draft

Recent Articles

Sirius XM NHL Network

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Roster Plans, Game 7 Predictions

Follow @mayorNHL Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to share the latest thnking surrounding the bevy or roster decisions the L.A. Kings need to make this summer (as detailed in this feature story), plus offered opinions and predictions on the pair […]

LA Kings Dean Lombardi buying out contracts

Kings Contracts: Heating up, Cooling off, and the Buyout

When it comes to the Los Angeles Kings summer to do list, to say things are fluid would be about as obvious as calling the sky blue. A potential buyout for center Mike Richards and the ongoing legal issues surrounding defenseman Slava Voynov should be enough to bring everything else to a screeching halt. However, […]

ECF Manchester Sweeps Hartford

Analysis, Line Combos, and Highlights from Monarchs ECF Sweep

In the history of the Manchester Monarchs, the team has never made the Calder Cup finals. Though they have come close through their 14 season existence, they have never had a chance to fight for the AHL’s sacred trophy. On Wednesday, the team had a chance to sweep the Hartford Wolf Pack and make team […]

Major News Items

Forbort AHL Burger King

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are┬ánow prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top … [Read More...]

More Prospect News