Forward Tyler Toffoli has been traded to the Calgary Flames. The deal was announced on Monday morning. In return, the Montreal Canadiens receive a first-round pick, a fifth-round pick, Tyler Pitlick, and Emil Heineman. The first-round pick is top 10 protected as well. If the pick is top 10, then the Canadiens receive a 2023 first-rounder instead, and an additional fourth-round pick from the Flames.
1st, 5th, plus prospect and Tyler Pitlick to Montreal for Toffoli. https://t.co/OzMIPTCInc
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 14, 2022
Tyler Toffoli Traded From Montreal To Calgary
The veteran forward spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Kings before moving to the Vancouver Canucks. He finally settled in Montreal f0r a few years, before today’s news broke. In his 37 games played with the Canadiens this season, he’s put up a respectable 26 points in the form of nine goals and 17 assists. These numbers were good for second best in goals, assists, and points on a struggling Canadiens team. In his 10 year career, he’s played in 614 contests, scored 182 goals, and assisted on 188, totalling 370 points. Surprisingly, he’s had fewer minutes in penalties (178) than goals in his career.
In Pitlick’s first season with the Flames, he’s played in 37 games as well, but only has two assists and zero goals on the season. His average ice time of under 12 minutes per game reflect his poor play this season. Pitlick has 86 points in 311 career NHL games.
Moving Forward For Both Teams
For the Canadiens, having Tyler Toffoli traded is a fantastic move. Acquiring draft picks and prospects is perfect for a basement-dwelling team. Montreal now owns over 10 picks in the upcoming draft. For Calgary, adding Toffoli is a great way to bolster their offence, which has looked lacklustre at times. Depth scoring has always been an issue for the Flames, so bringing in Toffoli should help solve some of those problems. Calgary currently sits at second in the Pacific Division, three points ahead of the Los Angeles Kings.