The Los Angeles Kings have signed Tyler Toffoli of Scarborough, Ontario to a three year contract extension. The terms of the deal are three years and $13.8 million. The contract, which was made official this past Wednesday, will see Toffoli earn $4.6 million in each of the next three seasons.
In 2016-17, Toffoli disappointed fantasy owners when he injured his left knee in a 3-2 Kings loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 20. When Toffoli returned on February 4, it seemed he never completely recovered from the ailment and had knee surgery on April 25, after the Kings missed the playoffs.
Toffoli only averaged 0.54 points per game in 2016-17. That was down from the 0.71 points per game in 2015-16.
The 2015-16 regular season was Toffoli's best season in his five seasons with the Kings. That year he had career highs in goals (31), assists (27), points (58), plus/minus (35), power play goals (nine) and shots on goal (213).
However it is his plus/minus from the 2015-16 regular season that stood out. That is because his +35 led the National Hockey League. Toffoli also led the NHL in shorthanded goals with five during the 2014-15 regular season. Even though Toffoli is a career +90, he was only a +6 in 2016-17 and more was simply expected.