The Los Angeles Kings called up 20-year-old forward Tyler Toffoli from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League on Sunday. Toffoli was the Kings' second-round selection (47th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft held in Los Angeles, and has emerged as one of the top prospects in the organization.
In his rookie season in the AHL, he has posted a plus-20 rating, and ranks second in the league with 28 goals in 55 games this season, just two goals behind Tyler Johnson of the Syracuse Crunch, who has appeared in 59 games. Toffoli has been on an offensive roll lately, recording 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists) over his last 10 games in Manchester. He was selected to represent the Monarchs in the 2013 AHL All Star Game.
Before turning pro, Toffoli was a two-time 50 goal scorer in the Ontario Hockey League, including a league-high 108 points (57 goals, 51 assists) with the Ottawa 67's in 2010-11. He also led the OHL the following year with 52 goals during the 2011-12 season.
Toffoli will fill a roster spot that became available after the team traded forward Simon Gagne to the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 26.
The Kings will play next at home against the Calgary Flames on Monday.
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