Tyler Toffoli named OHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Ottawa 67’s forward Tyler Toffoli is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 8 after leading the league with 10 points in three games scoring three goals and seven assists with a league-high plus-minus rating of plus-8.

Toffoli led the 67’s to three straight wins over the weekend beginning with a 7-2 win over the Belleville Bulls in the first half of a home-and-home series with their East Division rivals in Ottawa on Friday night.  Toffoli matched a season high with five points including a goal and four assists as second star of the contest.  On Saturday night in Belleville he contributed to all three goals for the 67’s in a 3-2 win over the Bulls and was named first star of the game with a goal and two assists.  His week wrapped up Sunday where he scored his league-leading 33rd goal of the season and added an assist as part of a 4-0 win over the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors.  The win moved the 67’s into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference standings with 55 points.

Toffoli, a 19-year-old from Scarborough, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season with the 67’s.  The Los Angeles Kings prospect selected in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft is currently second in league scoring with 66 points in 37 games including 33 goals and 33 assists after leading the league in scoring last season with 108 points in 68 games.

Also considered for the award this week was Josh Shalla of the Saginaw Spirit and Seth Griffith of the London Knights.  Both players picked up six points in three games with Shalla scoring three goals and three assists and Griffith netting two goals and four assists.  In goal, Matt Mahalak of the Plymouth Whalers went 2-0-0-0 recording a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.44 and save percentage of .961.

2011-12 OHL Players of the Week:

Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Beau Schmitz, Plymouth Whalers

Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Andrew Agozzino, Niagara IceDogs

Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Philip Lane, Brampton Battalion

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals

Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Brendan Gaunce, Belleville Bulls

Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts

Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Ryan Spooner, Kingston Frontenacs

Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Matt Puempel, Peterborough Petes

Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Shane Prince, Ottawa 67’s

Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Brandon Saad, Saginaw Spirit

Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Nail Yakupov, Sarnia Sting

Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Seth Griffith, London Knights

Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts