As a new piece of the the Anaheim Ducks organization, Dustin Tokarski was due for a new mask. It’s a pleaser for 90s comic book nerds.
The mask prominently features two images of The Tick, the faux super hero created by Ben Edlund in 1986. The Tick became increasingly popular at the turn of the century when it was turned into a cartoon in 1994 and a live-action comedy with Patrick Warburton (Puddy from Seinfeld) in 2001.
The mask also pays homage to California by having the Tick holding a surfboard on one side, which also features Ducks mascot Wild Wing surfing. The other side features another rendering of The Tick holding the Ducks’ logo.
Take a look at the mask via Tokarski’s Twitter account below.
Quack quack pic.twitter.com/F60LH1bdO2
— Dustin Tokarski (@dustintokarski) January 29, 2016
Tokarski was traded to the Ducks from the Montreal Canadiens for Max Friberg on January 7. He grabbed six games with the Habs this season in the absence of Carey Price, posting a record of 1-3-0 with an .878 save percentage.
No matter what his stats are this season, Tokarski has revealed he has exceptional taste in comic books.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.