Thursday, June 08, 2017

Kings Re-Sign Toffoli

The Los Angeles Kings announced on Wednesday night that they had re-signed forward Tyler Toffoli to a new 3-year, $13.8 million deal, keeping him in the fold for the next few years, at a reasonable cost, no less.

Toffoli, 25, was scheduled to become a restricted free agent on July 1st and was certainly one of the highest priorities for the Kings to have signed and ready for the 2018 season.

A lower-body injury cost the speedy winger 19 games in the 2017 regular season, but he was still able to maintain pool worthy status, scoring 16 goals and 34 points in 63 games for the Kings.  Those numbers were good enough for 253rd overall in pool scoring, 170th among all forwards and with a healthy campaign, his numbers should boost up a fair bit.

Now that Toffoli is locked up for the next three seasons, the biggest contract that needed to be done from their 2017 season, the team can now focus on the expansion draft and getting all their numbers in order for next season.  The Kings' cap situation isn't exactly healthy at the moment and if they are going to want to be competitive in the 2018 season, their framework is going to need an overhaul.

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