So, what’s next for Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli? Kings coach Darryl Sutter would like the 21-year-old to gain strength and stamina before training camp begins in September. Sutter might also consider switching Toffoli from the right wing to the left in order to make that side of the ice a little stronger than it’s been the last two seasons. Dustin Brown is the Kings’ top left wing, but the production on that side drops off considerably. Toffoli could fill the void, if the Kings decide to go in that direction.
“I know what I have to do,” Toffoli said. “I know what it takes to play in this league now. I got a taste of it. I want to be able to compete every single night and play the best I can every single night and help the team produce wins to get back to the playoffs. … I think I always knew it was going to take a lot of hard work. Just being able to play games and get the opportunity, it makes you work a lot harder than what I have been working. … To play in the playoffs against the best players in the world, you have to be a lot stronger and a lot faster. So, I just want to be the best I can and be able to compete.”
Of possibly moving to the left wing, Toffoli said: “I think it’s up to them (the Kings coaching staff). Wherever they put me, I’m going to play and play the most that I can. We’ll see what they say and we’ll see what happens next season.”