Kings trade Tyler Toffoli to the Canucks

Tyler Toffoli (Wikimedia Commons)

The Los Angeles Kings traded right winger Tyler Toffoli of Scarborough, Ontario to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday according to Josh Beneteau of Rogers Sportsnet. In return, the Kings received centre Tim Schaller, prospect Tyler Madden, a second round draft pick in the 2020 National Hockey League Entry Draft and a possible fourth round draft pick in the 2022 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The Kings receive the fourth round draft pick in two years if the Canucks are able to re-sign Toffoli.

Toffoli has played eight seasons with the Kings. In 2019-20, he had 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 points, was a -4 with 16 penalty minutes, seven power play points, three game winning goals, 165 shots on goal, four faceoff wins, 14 blocked shots, 33 hits, 31 takeaways and 29 giveaways.

On Saturday, Toffoli played his final game with the Kings and made hockey history. He became the first NHL player to register a hat trick in a NHL outdoor game. The Kings defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Schaller is joining his fourth NHL team. In addition to the Canucks, he has played with the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins. In 51 games this season, Schaller has five goals, one assist, six points, 14 penalty minutes and is a -13.

The Canucks are currently in third place in the Pacific Division with 69 points. They have a record of 32 wins, 22 regulation losses and five losses in extra time.

The acquisition of Toffoli was good timing for Vancouver. The Canucks have five injuries to their forwards, including Brock Boeser, who is out for the rest of the regular season with a rib fracture.


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