Heading into the NHL Draft last June many scouts had Tyler Toffoli pegged as a late first rounder. With some questioning his skating ability, he dropped a bit and when he was still sitting there mid-way through the second, Kings GM Dean Lombardi did his thing – ‘Dealer Dean’ traded his second and fourth round [...]
Over the past few seasons the Kings have been blessed with stellar performances from several of their prospects playing junior hockey.
Andrei Loktionov won a Memorial Cup in 2009, Thomas Hickey captained Team Canada at the World Junior Championships, Brandon Kozun was the CHL’s Top Scorer and Martin Jones the WHL’s Top Goaltender – just to [...]
A quick video from the Ottawa 67s – How well do three of his teammates know Tyler Toffoli…
As noted, Toffoli was a second round pick of the LA Kings at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He’s currently leading the OHL in scoring with 83 points (43g, 40a) in 48 games played.
Here are three follow-up articles [...]
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 [...]
The Kings are preparing to take on a fairly unfamiliar opponent later today in the Ottawa Senators. Over five plus seasons since the lockout they’ve only met four times, with LA winning the last three.
One of the game-within-the-game stories for tonight is Chris Neil, who will be celebrating 600 games in the National Hockey League.
Prospects, prospects, prospects! They’re everywhere to be seen in the Subway Super Series – both recently selected and soon to be drafted players.
The annual tournament began back in 2003 and features a team of Russian junior level all stars traveling throughout Canada to play two games each against the QMJHL, OHL and WHL. The event [...]
After sweeping the opening two games against the QMJHL earlier this week, Team Russia dropped its first contest versus the OHL all-stars by a score of 4-0 earlier tonight.
This continued the trend of the last seven years. Entering the game, teams from the OHL had beaten the visiting Russians 14 out of 14 times, outscoring [...]
The first of two cuts from this year’s training camp are forward Tyler Toffoli and defenseman Nic Deslauriers.
Toffoli is actually expected to play tonight for the Ottawa 67s in their OHL season opener, when they take on the Soo Greyhounds.
Deslauriers, who was recently traded from the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to Gatineau Olympiques, is on his way back [...]
Yesterday’s look at the Windsor Spitfires featured a glimpse into the man running the reigning and defending champion (that’s a Bruce Buffer-ism for all you MMA fans), Warren Rychel.
Later tonight, the OHL season gets underway for two franchises at different points in their development. Neither the Ottawa 67s, nor the Soo Greyhounds enter action ranked in [...]
Ottawa is a long way from Los Angeles.
Yet, the older you get, the more you realize the world we live in is actually a rather small place. The hockey world is even smaller.
On October 14, 1967 Brian Kilrea was one of about two dozen players that made up the inaugural L.A. Kings roster. On that [...]