NHL Rumors: Former Team Interested In Bringing Back Tyler Toffoli

The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly interested in reuniting with winger Tyler Toffoli this offseason if he becomes a free agent on July 1st. 

According to Rick Dhaliwal from CHEK, the Canucks have expressed strong interest in signing Toffoli, who has demonstrated exceptional form in recent seasons. 

The 32-year-old forward has scored at least 33 goals in each of the past two seasons while splitting his time between the New Jersey Devils and Winnipeg Jets, making him an attractive target for Vancouver.

Toffoli is no stranger to the Canucks, having had a brief yet impactful stint with the team during the 2019-20 season. 

Acquired from the LA Kings, he quickly integrated into Vancouver's top-six, notching six goals and ten points in ten games before the season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite his desire to stay, former GM Jim Benning did not extend his contract, leading Toffoli to sign a four-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. His familiarity with some of the core players still on the roster and his proven scoring ability make him a valuable option for the Canucks.

With the Canucks prioritizing the acquisition of a top-six winger this summer, Toffoli presents a financially viable alternative to other targets like Jake Guentzel. His experience and potential role on the top power-play unit could address the offensive struggles Vancouver faced near the end of last season. 

As Toffoli approaches unrestricted free agency, the Canucks see him as a strategic fit to bolster their lineup and enhance their competitive edge for the upcoming season.

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