Los Angeles Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Canucks acquire forward Tyler Toffoli from Kings in push for playoffs

Vancouver sends Schaller, Madden, pick to L.A.

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have added a scoring winger to their lineup.

Vancouver has acquired forward Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Tim Schaller, prospect Tyler Madden, a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional fourth-round selection in 2022.

“Tyler brings goal-scoring abilities and is good in battles,” said Canucks general manager Jim Benning.

“He has great offensive instincts and experience playing in high-pressure, meaningful games. We look forward to adding his skill and strength to the lineup.”

The deal was announced Monday night.

The 27-year-old Toffoli, six-foot 197 pounds, has spent his entire career with the Kings, and has produced 139 goals and 290 points in 515 games.

He also has nine goals and 21 points in 47 playoff games, winning the 2014 Stanley Cup with L.A.

This season he has 18 goals and 34 points in 58 games, including a hat trick on Saturday in a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche in the Stadium Series outdoor game.

The Toronto native, who was drafted by L.A., 47th overall in 2010, made his NHL debut in 2012-13 after splitting time in the American Hockey League.

He scored a career-high 31 goals and 58 points in 82 games in 2015-16.

Toffoli is in the final year of a three-year, US$13.8 million contract, and set to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

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Madden is a 20-year-old forward currently playing at Northeastern University. He has 19 goals and 37 points in 27 contests.

The 29-year-old Schaller dressed in 51 games this season with the Canucks and had five goals and an assist. He has 29 goals and 57 points in 274 career games split between Buffalo, Boston and Vancouver.

Vancouver sits third in the Pacific Division with 69 points, one behind first-place Edmonton and second-place Vegas, which has 70 apiece. The Canucks are one point up on Calgary and Arizona, which hold down the Western Conference’s two wild-card spots with 68 points each.

Vancouver has reached the playoffs only once in the past six seasons, bowing out in the first round against Calgary in its last appearance in 2014-15.

The Kings are 30th in the 31-team league, with only Detroit currently holding a worse record.

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