PRINGFIELD, Mass. Ö The American Hockey League announced today that forward Tyler Toffoli
of the Manchester Monarchs
has been named the winner of the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHLís outstanding rookie for the 2012-13 season, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the leagueís 30 member cities.
Toffoli, a second-round pick (47th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings
in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has recorded 28 goals and 20 assists for 48 points in 55 games for the Monarchs this season. He leads all AHL rookies in goals and shorthanded goals (three) and owns the highest plus/minus rating among rookie forwards in the league at plus-20. A 20-year-old native of Scarborough, Ont., Toffoli represented Manchester at the 2013 Dunkiní Donuts AHL All-Star Classic, and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team earlier this week. Toffoli made his National Hockey League debut on Mar. 16, and has recorded two goals and three assists in eight NHL games with the Kings. The Monarchs are 28-22-2-3 with Toffoli in the lineup this season, 4-9-1-1 without him.
This award, which was first presented by the AHL in 1947, honors the late Dudley (Red) Garrett, a promising young player who lost his life during World War II while serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. Garrett split his only pro season, 1942-43, between the AHLís Providence Reds and the NHLís New York Rangers