|Assets:||Is positionally sound and always focused in the crease. Holds a mental edge on most 'keepers. Rarely beats himself with bad decisions in the crease area.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have a wealth of natural puck-stopping or physical ability, so can he survive at the National Hockey League level mostly on positioning and hockey sense?|
|Career Potential:||Solid goalkeeper with some upside.|
|Memorial Cup||Hap Emms Trophy||2007-08|
|Memorial Cup||Stafford Memorial Trophy||2007-08|
|Memorial Cup||All-Star Team||2007-08|
|WHL||West Second All-Star Team||2008-09|
|4/12/2014||Signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a two-year contract extension.|
|4/10/2014||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|4/08/2014||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|3/17/2014||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|3/16/2014||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|3/15/2014||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|2/26/2014||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|9/22/2013||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|8/19/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year two-way contract.|
|7/02/2013||Montreal Canadiens tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/22/2013||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|2/14/2013||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|2/14/2013||Acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|3/20/2012||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|3/07/2012||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|9/25/2011||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|4/24/2011||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|9/26/2010||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|1/24/2010||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|1/14/2010||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|9/26/2009||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|12/30/2008||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a three-year entry level contract.|
|2/14/2013||Montreal Canadiens traded Cedrick Desjardins to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Dustin Tokarski.|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 5th round (122nd overall) in 2008.|
Tokarski signs two-year contract extension | 04/12/2014 11:08 AM
NewsDustin Tokarski has signed a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens.
Dave Stubbs Twitter
ImpactIn three games with Montreal this season Tokarski posted a 2-0-0 record with a stellar .946 save percentage and a 1.84 goals against average. In 40 games in Hamilton, Tokarski was equally impressive with a 20-15-3 record and an .920 save percentage and 2.36 goals against average. We like his prospects for the future as Carey Price's understudy.
Montreal returns Dustin Tokarski to AHL | 04/10/2014 1:04 PM
NewsDustin Tokarski has been returned to the minors.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactCarey Price will be back in the lineup on Thursday against the Islanders and Peter Budaj will back him up.
Canadiens call up Dustin Tokarski | 04/08/2014 5:27 PM
NewsThe Montreal Canadiens recalled goalie Dustin Tokarski from the AHL on Sunday.
Dave Stubbs on Twitter
ImpactIt's unlikely he'll make much of an impact, as he's expected to back up Peter Budaj so the Habs can give Carey Price a breather with little on the line. Even so, keep an eye out for a potential start/relief appearance. He's been sharp in very limited NHL action this season.
| 03/17/2014 1:28 AM
NewsDustin Tokarski was called up from the minors on Sunday March 16.
Goalie up from minors, records shutout win | 03/16/2014 9:53 PM
NewsRookie goaltender Dustin Tokarski turned aside 29 shots to earn his first NHL shutout in the Montreal Canadiens' 2-0 win over the Sabres in Buffalo Sunday night.
ImpactTokarski was summoned from the Habs' AHL affiliate in Hamilton and filled in effectively for starter Carey Price, who didn't make the trip a day after stopping 30 shots in a 5-4 overtime victory against the Ottawa Senators. That was Price's first NHL start since Feb. 8. Coach Michel Therrien was wary of playing Price on consecutive nights after the goalie aggravated a lower-body injury during Canada's gold-medal run at the Sochi Olympics. With the win Sunday, the Canadiens vaulted into second place in the Atlantic Division by jumping ahead of Toronto and Tampa Bay. Tokarski improved to 2-0 this season and 3-3-1 in his NHL career.
Montreal returns Dustin Tokarski to AHL | 03/15/2014 4:46 PM
NewsDustin Tokarski has been reassigned to the minors.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactMontreal will get Carey Price back in the fold on Saturday, so Tokarski will resume playing for the Canadiens' AHL affiliate in Hamilton.
Tokarski solid in win | 03/06/2014 3:47 AM
NewsIn his first NHL game in two years, Dustin Tokarski made 39 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped four of six shootout attempts to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center Wednesday night.
ImpactTokarski appeared in his first NHL game since March 19, 2012. The 24-year-old was mostly solid, but he was victimized by a random bounce that allowed Anaheim to tie it 2-2. The Habs will play again tonight so it seems like Peter Budaj or Carey Price will start if he recovers from his injury.
Dustin Tokarski is expected to start Wednes. | 03/05/2014 3:19 PM
NewsDustin Tokarski is expected to get the start in goal for Montreal Wednesday.
ImpactIt will be his first start this season after seven games in the last three seasons with Tampa Bay. He was 17-13-2 this season with Hamilton of the AHL as his GAA was 2.34 with a .919 save percentage. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Dustin Tokarski fills in as Montreal's backup | 02/27/2014 9:58 AM
NewsDustin Tokarski dressed as Montreal's backup goalie on Wednesday night.
ImpactCarey Price aggravated an injury in the morning, so he sat out the contest. Tokarski will probably warm the bench again in Thursday's contest against Pittsburgh, while Peter Budaj gets another start.
Habs sign G Dustin Tokarski to two-way deal | 08/19/2013 2:21 PM
NewsDustin Tokarski has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Montreal.
ImpactHe was acquired by the Canadiens organization last year in a minor-league swap that sent Cedrick Desjardins to Tampa Bay. In 15 games with AHL Hamilton after the move, Tokarski posted a 6-8-0 record with a .927 save percentage and a 2.22 GAA.
Canadiens land Dustin Tokarski from Tampa | 02/14/2013 12:55 PM
NewsTampa Bay has shipped Dustin Tokarski to Montreal in exchange for Cedrick Desjardins.
ImpactThe two clubs traded minor-league goalies on Thursday. Tokarski helped backstop Norfolk to a Calder Cup championship last season and he has played well for Syracuse in 2012-13, while posting an 18-8-4 record and 2.46 GAA and a .900 save percentage.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsDustin Tokarski was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.
Dustin Tokarski records 22-save shutout | 01/04/2013 11:28 PM
NewsDustin Tokarski recorded a shutout in Syracuse's 3-0 win over Norfolk on Friday night.
ImpactIt was his second perfect game of the season, as he made 22 saves. Tokarski has been a little inconsistent in the AHL with a 2.24 goals-against average and .907 save percentage, but he should battle for a role with the Lightning once the season starts.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|Shots Against||42||at Ana||Mar 5|
|Saves||39||at Ana||Mar 5|
|Games Played In||5||2011-12 (TB)|
|Goal Against Average||3.44*||2011-12 (TB)|
|Save percentage||.879*||2011-12 (TB)|
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