NHL Draft Prospect: Goal Scorer Tyler Toffoli to Garner Some Attention


Tyler Toffoli
Right Wing, Ottawa 67's (OHL)

Toffoli, 18, is a 6-foot, 180-pound winger who had 79 points in 65 games. Scouts love his right-handed wrist shot and the ability it has to change a game in an instant. But there are some question marks on other parts of his game, like skating and positioning. However, with some good coaching and work ethic on his part, Toffoli could be a legit sniper.

Here's what Matt Ebbs,
president of Charron Langlois LLP & Ebbs Sports Management
. and former director of the International Scouting Service, had to say about Toffoli:

"I think the issue that's kind of interesting about Toffoli is he's ranked down there in the second round but he is a big-game scorer and has that coveted ability to score big-game and clutch goals. A lot of scouts … have compared him to a Brad Boyes.

"He has enough size and he played for [Brian] Kilrea and Chris Byrne in Ottawa. … A kid like that I can see really going higher than expected, and I know Montreal likes him and is hoping he falls to 27th."

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