The Los Angeles Kings have checked off another extension on their summer to-do list with the re-signing of forward Tyler Toffoli to a three-year deal worth $13.8 million. Toffoli was set to become a restricted free agent this summer.
Toffoli’s extension carries a $4.6 million cap hit through the 2019-20 NHL season when he’ll be 25 and able to cash in on a bigger deal if his keeps his production up.
The 25-year-old Toffoli scored 16 times (a little short of his goal of winning the Rocket Richard Trophy) and recorded 34 points in 63 games last season. He’s been a regular in the Kings’ lineup since the 2013-14 campaign and was a big part of their second Stanley Cup title.
Toffoli was a great possession player this season (57 percent Corsi, via Hockey Analysis) and made his teammates better as shown by his +3.1 Relative Corsi (via Natural Stat Trick), which means the Kings generated that many more shot attempts when he was on the ice than when he was off.
According to CapFriendly, the deal now leaves the team with just under $68 million and 18 players signed for next season.
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