Tyler Toffoli Named OHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Tyler Toffoli of the Ottawa 67’s is the OHL Player of the Week for the second time this season.  Toffoli, who was also recently named the OHL’s Player of the Month for December, scored four goals and five assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5 for the week ending January 9.

Toffoli led the 67’s to three straight wins highlighted by a four-point game on Sunday in a 6-4 win over the Owen Sound Attack.  He was named the game’s first star scoring his third hat-trick of the season while adding an assist in the win.  Earlier in the week he recorded three assists as part of a 4-3 road win over the Peterborough Petes on Thursday, before scoring a goal and an assist in a 6-0 win Friday against the Petes at Rona Centre in Ottawa.  

Toffoli, an 18-year-old from Scarborough, ON, is playing in his third OHL season with the 67’s.  He currently leads the OHL in scoring with 38 goals and 37 assists for 75 points in 41 games and is currently on a 23-game point streak which includes six-straight multi-point games.  Toffoli was selected 47th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Also considered for the award was a pair of Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors and 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship participants including Casey Cizikas and Maxim Kitsyn.  Cizikas scored four goals and two assists for six points in two games, while Kitsyn scored three goals and two assists for five points in his first two career OHL games.  In goal, 2011 NHL Entry Draft prospect Mike Morrison of the Kitchener Rangers won two games and posted a 1.50 goals-against-average with a save percentage of .954.

2010-11 OHL Players of the Week:
Jan. 3 – Jan. 9: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Dec. 27 – Jan. 2: Joey Hishon, Owen Sound Attack
Dec. 13 – Dec. 19: Colin Behenna, Barrie Colts
Dec. 6 – Dec. 12: Nick Ebert, Windsor Spitfires
Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Ryan Strome, Niagara IceDogs
Nov. 22 – Nov. 28: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters
Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers
Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Justin Shugg, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Joey Hishon, Owen Sound Attack
Oct. 11 – 17: Garrett Wilson, Owen Sound Attack
Oct. 4 – 10: Nathan Moon, Kingston Frontenacs
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters
Sept. 23 – Sept. 26: Alex Aleardi, Plymouth Whalers