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

This Date in LA Kings History: October 19

On October 19, 1988, Wayne Gretzky received a three-minute standing ovation from 17,503 fans in his return to Edmonton as a member of the @LAKings. Gretzky registered two assists and four shots on goal in an 8-6 loss against his former team.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/OqvNeHVWvW
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) October 19, 2020

Happy birthday to @LAKings goaltender Cal […]

Kings Of the Podcast: Ep. Q20 with Boomer Gordon and Martin St. Louis

Fresh on the heels of Blake Lizotte makings his inaugural visit onto Kings of the Podcast, we’re back with another new show — featuring a rarity, double guests. Joining us this time around are Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis and everybody’s favorite radio host, Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon.
Topics discussed:
– St. Louis’ recent Tweet of […]

This Date in LA Kings History: October 18

On October 18, 1983, the @LAKings acquired Brian Engblom and Ken Houston from the Washington Capitals for Larry Murphy. Houston scored 16 points in 33 games, and Engblom scored 68 points in 202 games with the #LAKings.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/sUULkJbkQ9
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) October 18, 2020

On October 18, 2017, Adrian Kempe scored his first career hat trick […]

Major News Items

Anatomy of a Draft Pick – How the Kings Decided on Byfield

It seems that nearly every year there is a debate among two players either at or near the top of the NHL Draft board. This year was no exception, with Quinton Byfield vs. Tim Stutzle being a common theme among … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

About John Hoven

John Hoven is a member of the of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and co-hosts Kings of the Podcast. He is also the founder and editor of MayorsManor.com, which has been named Best Sports Blog in Los Angeles by LA Weekly and Hockey Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports. Click "ABOUT OUR TEAM" above for a full bio.