Frozen Pool Forensics: Tyler Toffoli

Cam Robinson

2016-01-08

Will Tyler Toffoli continue to be a first-line stud for the Kings?

This week we’re looking at a player who was profiled on this very column about two years ago. Tyler Toffoli has come a long way since that article was written back in February 2014. Among other things, he now owns himself a gold medal from the World Championships, a Stanley Cup ring and is quickly becoming a mainstay on the NHL’s goal scoring leaderboard.

 

At just 23 years of age, Toffoli is participating in his third full season in the league. He has found a home in the top six for a highly competitive Kings’ squad, and has become one of the most consistent scorers in the game today.

 

Using Dobber’s Report Generator, we can see that Toffoli has hit the score sheet in 61.5 percent of his team’s games – good for 24th best in the league. He is sandwiched between the Sedin twins, Dylan Larkin and now line mate, Anze Kopitar. Needless to say, Toffoli is keeping some pretty nice company.

 

While we’re on the Frozen Pool Page, lets rattle off some more numbers for the LA winger. Toffoli currently has 31 points in 39 games, 19 of which are goals. That figure is good for seventh most in the league and pacing him to become the first Kings’ player to score 40 goals since Lucky Luc Robitaille accomplished the feat back in 1993-94.

 

Toffoli is also pacing to become just the third Kings’ player to record 60 or more points in the passed five seasons. Kopitar has reached that mark four times, while Jeff Carter has done it just once. (Shout out to the boys over at Keeping Karlsson for that stat. If you’re reading this and not listening to their podcast, you’re only playing at half-speed.)

 

Toffoli’s individual shooting percentage sits at a fairly high rate -17.9 percent, while his five-on-five shooting percentage comes in at a more reasonable 9.3 percent. As discussed in previous articles, very f