Tyler Toffoli (born April 24, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round, 47th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Toffoli was born to Rob and Mandy Toffoli and has two older sisters Megan and Courtney. His father Rob was also involved in hockey and was the general manager of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens while Toffoli played with them. Growing up, Toffoli attended Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute. He always dreamt of playing for the Canucks. 
In 2010, Toffoli was drafted 169th overall by Traktor Chelyabinsk in the 2010 KHL Draft but chose to stay in the OHL. He was later drafted 47th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Toffoli signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings on April 19, 2011. He played that season with the 67’s before joining the Manchester Monarchs in the American Hockey League to begin his professional career.
Los Angeles Kings
On March 16, 2013, Toffoli made his NHL debut in a 5–2 win over the San Jose Sharks. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal on goaltender Mike Smith in his second NHL game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on March 18, 2013. On April 12, 2013, Toffoli was named the recipient of the AHL’s Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award for rookie of the year in the 2012–13 season. He scored 28 goals and 20 assists (48 points) in 55 AHL games for Manchester during the season, and upon the announcement, Toffoli led all rookies in goals, short-handed goals (3) and plus-minus (+20).
On May 8, 2013, Toffoli made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the St. Louis Blues, replacing the scratched Keaton Ellerby in the Kings’ line-up.
To begin the 2013–14 season, the Kings assigned Toffoli to their AHL team in Manchester. On November 9, in his third game since being recalled to the NHL with Manchester linemate Linden Vey, Toffoli scored two goals and one assist in Los Angeles’ 5–1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, the first three-point game of his NHL career. Toffoli then contributed another two-goal performance, including the eventual game-winner, against the St. Louis Blues, on December 2 in a 3–2 Kings victory. The game-winning goal marked his fourth in 14 games since he had been recalled from the Monarchs. Toffoli was a key contributor in the playoffs and went on to win a Stanley Cup.
In the 2014–15 season, Toffoli played a majority of the season with Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson on a line dubbed “That 70s Line” because all three wore numbers in the 70s. During the 2014–15 season, on January 9, 2015, Toffoli was diagnosed with mononucleosis, forcing him to miss six games before rejoining the lineup on January 31 against the Chicago Blackhawks. He scored his first career NHL hat-trick on February 12 in the Kings’ 5–2 victory over the Calgary Flames.
During the 2016–17 NHL season, Toffoli suffered a left knee injury, forcing him to miss 19 games. He underwent successful surgery on April 25. On June 7, 2017, the Kings signed Toffoli to a three-year, $13.8 million extension, with an annual average of $4.6 million.
On February 15, 2020, Toffoli became the first player in league history to record a hat-trick in an outdoor game when the Kings defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 during the 2020 NHL Stadium Series. The game was played at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In the final season of his contract, Toffoli was traded by the Kings to the Vancouver Canucks on February 17, 2020, in exchange for Tim Schaller, Tyler Madden, a 2020 second-round pick, and a 2022 conditional pick. Toffoli found success on the Canucks top line alongside J.T. Miller and Elias Pettersson, putting up 10 points in 10 games, including six goals. When the NHL season resumed for the playoffs, Toffoli would suffer a high-ankle sprain in Game 1 of the qualifying series against the Minnesota Wild. He wouldn’t return to the lineup until August 25, 2020, in time for Game 2 of the second-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights. Toffoli would contribute a goal and two assists in his return to the lineup as the Canucks tied the series. However, he had just one goal the rest of the series as the Canucks bowed out in seven games.
On October 12, 2020, Toffoli signed as a free agent to a four-year, $17 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens. In his first game against his former team(Canucks)on January 20, Toffoli recorded a hat-trick in a 6–5 shootout loss for the Canadiens.
Regular season and playoffs
|2007–08||Toronto Jr. Canadiens||OPJHL||2||2||0||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||10||2||3||5||2||12||2||4||6||0|
|2013–14||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||62||12||17||29||10||26||7||7||14||10|
|2014–15||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||76||23||26||49||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||82||31||27||58||20||5||0||1||1||2|
|2016–17||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||63||16||18||34||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||82||24||23||47||16||4||0||0||0||0|
|2018–19||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||82||13||21||34||23||—||—||—||—||—|
|2019–20||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||58||18||16||34||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015 Czech Republic|
Awards and honours
|First All-Rookie Team||2009|
|CHL Top Prospects Game||2010|
|First All-Star Team||2011, 2012|
|Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy||2011|||
|Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy||2011, 2012|||
|Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award||2013|||