Toffoli named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Manchester Monarchs right wing Tyler Toffoli has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 16, 2014.

Toffoli scored five goals – including two game-winners – and added two assists for seven points in three games for the league-leading Monarchs last week.

On Friday night, Toffoli notched his second hat trick of the season, was a plus-3 and took a game-high seven shots on goal to lead the Monarchs to a 5-1 win over Worcester. On Saturday, he scored twice in the third period, including his second consecutive game-winning goal, as Manchester earned a 4-2 win at Hartford. And on Sunday, Toffoli recorded two assists in regulation as the Monarchs came from behind to earn a 4-3 shootout victory over St. John’s.

The winner of the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie in 2012-13, Toffoli has skated in 18 games with Manchester this season and tallied 15 goals and nine assists for 24 points; he also has 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points with a plus-15 rating in 39 NHL games with Los Angeles this season. A second-round draft pick (47th overall) by the Kings in 2010, Toffoli recorded 51 points in 58 games with Manchester a year ago, while adding five points in 10 regular-season games and six points in 12 playoff contests for Los Angeles.

In recognition of his achievement, Toffoli will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Monarchs home game.

Also see: Past winners, AHL Player of the Week