Tyler Toffoli, Kings reach agreement on two-year contract extension

The Kings on Friday reached an agreement with talented young forward Tyler Toffoli on a two-year contract extension.

The extension is for $6.5 million, according to two individuals familiar with the deal. The deal was first reported by Darren Dreger of TSN. Toffoli is set to make $2.6 million in the first year of the deal and $3.9 in the second year, the sources said.

Toffoli is coming off a 23-goal, 49-point season, and this is his first contract coming out of his initial entry-level deal.

You might say this is the very definition of a bridge deal for the 23-year-old Toffoli. His annual average salary had been $900,000, and he was due to become a restricted free agent on July 1.

In comparison, another player in the same age group on Thursday signed a two-year deal worth $5.3 million, the Senators' Mika Zibanejad, who is 22. His numbers were close to Toffoli's — 20 goals and 46 points.

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UPDATE

9:44 a.m.: This story has been updated with the Kings confirming they have reached a two-year deal with Toffoli. It also includes updated contract figures.

This story was first published at 9:14 a.m.

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