According to Jason Bukala and Rory Boylen of Rogers Sportsnet on Wednesday, the Calgary Flames traded centre Tyler Toffoli of Scarborough, Ontario to the New Jersey Devils for centre Yegor Sharangovich. Toffoli is joining his fifth National Hockey League team as he previously played eight seasons with the Los Angeles Kings from 2012 to 2020, one season with the Vancouver Canucks in 2020, two seasons with the Montreal Canadiens from 2020 to 2022, and two seasons with the Calgary Flames from 2022 to 2023.
in 82 games with the Flames in 2022-23, Toffoli had 34 goals and 39 assists for 73 points. He was a +16 with 28 penalty minutes, 25 power-play points, four game-winning goals, 268 shots on goal, seven faceoff wins, 14 blocked shots, 59 hits, 41 takeaways and 32 giveaways. This past season, Toffoli led the Flames in goals, points, power-play points, and shots on goal. He also tied for the team lead in game-winning goals alongside Nazem Kadri of London, Ontario and Rasmus Andersson.
Toffoli has had a distinguished NHL career to date. He has 227 goals and 239 assists for 466 points in 733 games. While with the Kings in 2014, Toffoli won the Stanley Cup. In 2014-15, he led the NHL with five shorthanded goals, and in 2015-16, led the NHL with a +35.
Finding players who want to stay in Calgary has been a challenge for the Flames organization in recent years. Toffoli reportedly requested a trade according to Bukala and Boylen. He joins Johnny Gaudreau, who left Calgary for Columbus as a free agent, and Matthew Tkachuk, who was traded from Calgary to Florida.
Sharangovich meanwhile has signed a two-year extension with the Flames. Last season he had 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points in 75 games.