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Dustin Tokarski

Born:September 16, 1989Draft:2008 Lightning, 122nd Overall
Hometown:Humboldt, SK, CANPosition:G
Known For:Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Dustin Michael Tokarski (born September 16, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, but grew up in neighboring Watson, which he considers his hometown.

Tokarski led the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL) to the 2008 Memorial Cup and was named the top goaltender and most valuable player of the tournament. Tokarski then backstopped Canada to its fifth consecutive gold medal at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the fifth round, 122nd overall, at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has won the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Calder Cup twice: first with the Norfolk Admirals in 2012, and then with the Charlotte Checkers in 2019.

Dustin Tokarski - Rangers
Dustin Tokarski with the New York Rangers, September 27, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Dustin Tokarski Statistics

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Achievements

  • SMAAAHL Top Goaltender — 2005-06
  • CHL Goaltender of the Week (Mar. 11) — 2007-08
  • CHL Goaltender of the Week (Dec. 4) — 2007-08
  • CHL Goaltender of the Week (Mar. 10) — 2007-08
  • CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team — 2007-08
  • CHL Memorial Cup Champion — 2007-08
  • CHL Memorial Cup Most Outstanding Goaltender — 2007-08
  • CHL Memorial Cup Most Valuable Player (Stafford Smythe Trophy) — 2007-08
  • WHL Best SVS% (.922) — 2007-08
  • WHL Champion — 2007-08
  • CHL Goaltender of the Week (Apr. 14) — 2008-09
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal — 2008-09
  • WHL (West) Second All-Star Team — 2008-09
  • WHL Best GAA (1.97) — 2008-09
  • WHL Best SVS% (.937) — 2008-09
  • AHL Calder Cup Champion — 2011-12
  • AHL Most Wins (32) — 2011-12
  • AHL All-Star Game — 2013-14
  • AHL Player of the Week (Nov. 24) — 2013-14
  • AHL Calder Cup Champion — 2018-19

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