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Los Angeles Kings Tyler Toffoli: How He Got to the Stanley Cup

August 10th, 2014 at 10:18 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Here is the journey of Tyler Toffoli that led him to his first career Stanley Cup.

Toffoli,22, was born in Scarborough, Ontario, which was amalgamated into the city of Toronto in 1998.

He started playing in the 2007-08 season with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens-GTHL. In 83 games there he recorded 174 points.

The following season, 2008-09, Toffoli began playing for the Ottawa 67′s-OHL. In the 2010-11 season he won the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy (Top scorer in the OHL)and the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy (Top scoring right winger in the OHL).

Toffoli was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (47th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

He played one game for the Manchester Monarchs, (Kings affiliate) in the 2011-12 season. The other 65 games that season continued with the Ottawa 67′s-OHL.

In the 2012-13 season he played 58 games with the Monarchs, and made his NHL season debut with 10 games apart of the Kings. He scored his first career NHL goal in his second NHL game in a 4-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on March 18, 2013. That season he also won the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award (AHL rookie of the year). In 12 playoff games that season he helped the Kings to advance to the Western Conference Final, where they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks, who went on to win the Cup.

Toffoli joined the Kings again for the 2013-14 season. In 62 regular season games he recorded 29 points, a plus-21 rating, 10 penalty minutes, one power play goal, and five game winning goals.

During the playoff run, he was a part of the “That 70’s Line”, alongside Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson. Their jersey numbers together read as, 70, 77, and 73. In 26 games he recorded seven goals and seven assists, a plus-11 rating, 10 penalty minutes, one power play goal and two game winning goals.

Toffoli may be a rookie but he is definitely making a name for himself. He now has a Stanley Cup to his resume.

And who can forget Toffoli’s phone call with his father when he won the cup.

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