Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Tyler Toffoli of the Ottawa 67’s is the CHL Player of the Week after scoring three goals and seven assists for 10 points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-8 for the week ending January 8.
Toffoli matched a season-high with five points on Friday night scoring a goal and four assists as second star of a 7-2 win over the Belleville Bulls. In a rematch with the Bulls on Saturday night, Toffoli earned first star honours with a goal and two assists in the 3-2 victory. He finished the week with his OHL-best 33rd goal of the season and added an assist in a 4-0 win over the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors on Sunday to give the 67’s their third straight victory and 55 points on the season where they currently rank first in the OHL’s Eastern Conference.
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 Team Canada forward Brendan Gallagher of the Vancouver Giants who had a seven-point game upon his return to the WHL scoring three goals and four assists as first star of an 8-4 win over the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday. QMJHL top scorer Zach O’Brien of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan picked up nine points in three games scoring four goals and five assists.
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