Canadiens Sign Forward Tyler Toffoli to a 4-Year, $17 Million Deal

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Toffoli (73) in August. Photo by Canadian Press/Shutterstock (10760521r)

Veteran forward Tyler Toffoli will remain in Canada despite failing to agree to a new deal with Vancouver Canucks. On Monday, Montreal Canadiens announced that they have signed Toffoli to a four-year contract.

Toffoli will earn $4.25 million annually, with his deal being worth a total of $17 million.

Toffoli joined the Canucks in a trade with Los Angeles Kings in February but managed to play just 10 games with the organization before NHL stopped the regular season due to a coronavirus outbreak. The 28-year-old then missed three weeks of the playoffs due to an ankle injury but managed to get on the ice for the majority of the Western Conference semifinals.

On multiple previous occasions, Tyler Toffoli stated that he wants to remain in Vancouver and commit to a long-term deal. However, once the Canadiens came with an offer Canucks didn’t want to match, Toffoli didn’t have a hard time deciding what to do next.

Toffoli spent the majority of his career with the Kings, being part of the 2014 team that won the Stanley Cup. He has 525 career games in NHL in which he scored 145 goals and dished 155 assists.