Dustin Tokarski



  • DOB: 9/16/1989
  • Ht: 6-0
  • Wt: 198
  • Shoots: L
  • Years on Team: 3
  • Hometown: Watson, SK
  • Drafted: Tampa Bay Lightning's fifth-round selection (122nd overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft

Signed a two-year, two-way contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres on November 4, 2020.

: Spent much of the season with the Buffalo Sabres (NHL) after appearing in a pair of games with the Rochester Americans (AHL) ... Went 2-8-2 in 13 appearances with the Sabres ... Recorded his first point as a Sabre with an assist against the NY Rangers on 4/25 ... Named the NHL’s First Star of the Week for period ending April 18 after posting a league-best 128 saves on 137 shots, compiling a 2.27 goals-against average and .934 save percentage as the Sabres went 2-1-1 against three of the top four teams in the East Division ... Surpassed the 10,000-save mark for his pro career after making 34 stops in Buffalo’s 4-2 win over Pittsburgh on 4/18 ... Earned his first win as a Sabre – and his first at the NHL level since Dec. 12, 2015 – at Washington on 4/15 ... Made an NHL career-high 44 saves while appearing in his 400th pro game against the N.Y. Rangers on 4/01, his highest total since he turned away 41 shots on March 17, 2015 ... Made his first start for Buffalo at Pittsburgh on 3/24 ... Made his Sabres debut when he entered the game 3:37 into the first period against the New York Rangers on 3/22 ... Finished with 33 saves in what was his first NHL appearance since Oct. 28, 2016 vs. Columbus ... Posted a 37-save effort to pick up his first win as an Amerk in the 3-2 win at Syracuse on 2/20 ... Made 31 saves in his Amerks debut against Utica on 2/05

During a shorten-season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), posted a 9-5-2 record in 18 games ... Finished the campaign with a 1.97 goals-against average, .924 save percentage and one shutout ... Earned back-to-back wins on three separate occasions

2018-19: Split the season between the Hartford Wolf Pack and Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, combining for a 17-8-0 record in 28 appearances ... Showed perfect 5-0 record in five playoff games to help the Checkers earn the Calder Cup as league champions

2017-18: Tied for third in AHL with five in shutouts while going 20-8-2 in 39 games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL) ... Went 1-1 in three Calder Cup Playoff contests ... Had four of his five shutouts over his last 14 appearances of the regular season

2016-17: In first season with the San Diego Gulls (AHL). showed a 17-8-1 record in 27 appearances while making 10 saves in his only contest with the Anaheim Ducks (NHL) ... Finished the season by going 8-2-0 in his last 11 games after starting with an 8-2-0 mark through the first 10 tilts ... Won seven straight decisions for San Diego from 2/12 to 3/22 and six straight from 1/11-12/2

2015-16: Combined to go 4-4-4 in 12 contests between the St. John’s IceCaps (AHL) and San Diego ... Showed a 1-3-0 record in six games with the Montreal Canadiens (NHL) ... Traded to Anaheim Ducks (NHL) from Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) in exchange for Max Friberg on 1/07 after beginning the campaign with St. John’s

2014-15: Appeared in a career-high 17 NHL games with Montreal, posting a 6-6-4 record ... Made two appearances with the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL), going 1-1-0 ... Had a season-high 41 saves in a victory versus Florida on 3/17 ... Went 3-1-0 in his first four appearances of the season while allowing a combined eight goals over that span

2013-14: Finished with a 20-16-3 record in 41 games with Hamilton while going 2-0-0 in three appearances with the Canadiens ... Earned Third-Star honors in Montreal's 1-0 Game Six loss at NY Rangers in Eastern Conference Finals on 5/29 as he made 31 saves ... Played in the AHL All-Star Game on 2/12 in St. John's, helping the AHL All-Stars to a 7-2 win over Farjestads BK ... Named to his first AHL All-Star game ... Won six straight starts for Hamilton from 12/26 to 1/12

2012-13: Tied for second in AHL in shutouts (6) between the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) and Hamilton ... Combined to post a 24-16-0 record between the Crunch and Bulldogs in 48 appearances ... Had back-to-back shutouts for Hamilton in 2-0 wins on 3/02 at Lake Erie and on 3/05 versus Abbotsford ... Won seven consecutive starts for Syracuse from 12/26 to 1/11 ... Traded to Montreal from Tampa Bay in exchange for Cédrick Desjardins on 2/14 after beginning the campaign 18-8-4 with Syracuse

2011-12: Finished regular season first among AHL backstops in wins (32), tied for second in shutouts (5) and fifth in goals against average (2.23) ... Won Calder Cup with Norfolk, leading AHL netminders in postseason wins (12), goals-against average (1.46) and save percentage (.944) ... Also tied for tops in league with three shutouts ... Victorious in Norfolk's last eight playoff games, including a four-game sweep of Toronto in Finals allowing only four goals on 96 shots ...  Earned wins in each of his last 13 regular-season appearances for Norfolk from 2/10 to 4/14, as part of AHL-record season-ending run of 28 straight victories by Admirals ... In five contests with the Lightning, went 1-3-1 ... Posted his first career NHL win for Tampa Bay on 3/13 versus Boston, making 33 saves in 6-1 victory and named the game’s second star

2010-11: Went 21-20-4 in 46 games during his second season with Norfolk along with a pair of shutouts ... Prior to earning his first career Calder Cup Playoff shutout against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 4/16, he stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced to earn the victory in pro playoff debut with the Admirals on 4/15 ... Recorded four different three-plus winning streaks over the course of the season including three to begin the slate

2009-10: Had fourth-most minutes played (3,319) in during his first professional season with the Admirals and finished tied for fifth in shutouts (4) ... In career-high 55 appearances, went 27-25-3 with four shutouts ... Finished second in the league among rookies in wins, games played, and minutes played ... Appeared in two games with Lightning ... Made NHL debut for the Tampa Bay on 1/16 at Florida, playing third period in relief and stopping all five shots he faced in 5-2 loss... Earned his first career pro win as well as shutout versus Manchester on 10/10 making 26 saves after managing the pipes for this first time as a pro on 10/03 at Hershey

2008-09: Topped WHL goaltenders in save percentage for a second straight season for the Spokane Chiefs (.937) and led league in goals-against average (1.97) ... Held a share of the league-lead in shutouts (7) while finishing fourth in wins (34) ... Boasted a 7-3-2 record in 12 postseason appearances to go with his 1.70 goals-against average and .947 save percentage ... Opened the campaign with three shutouts in the first five games and showed a 4-1-0 record during that span

2007-08: Led WHL goaltenders in save percentage (.922) while finishing second in shutouts (6) and third in goals-against average (2.05) ... Went 30-10-3 in 45 contests with the Chiefs during the regular season ... Won WHL championship and Memorial Cup title with Spokane, earning Memorial Cup MVP and Most Outstanding Goaltender honors after going a perfect 4-0 and showing a 1.72 goals-against average and .953 save percentage ... Over a 20-game stretch from 10/13 to 1/09 showed a 17-2-0 record, which included a 10-game winning streak

2006-07: Posted a 13-11-2 record while having two shutouts in 30 games to open his WHL career with Spokane ... Went 2-3-1 in six postseason appearances ... Stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced to earn the win in his first game in his WHL debut on 10/06 at Everett

INTERNATIONAL: Posted a 4-0-0 record in four games to help Team Canada earn the Gold Medal at the 2008 World Junior Championship

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Player Stats

Regular Season
2023-24 Regular SeasonROC240.890119311408712634780
2022-23 Regular SeasonWBS360.91012167421181054959951
2020-21 Regular SeasonROC20.9321100120736850
2019-20 Regular SeasonWBS180.9249522915396366301
2018-19 Regular SeasonHFD210.901106201141596537591
2018-19 Regular SeasonCHA70.956700041918017281
2017-18 Regular SeasonLV390.91520872212711061012945
2016-17 Regular SeasonSD270.898178111578752675771
2015-16 Regular SeasonSTJ100.9093342613317288290
2015-16 Regular SeasonSD20.9201100102504640
2014-15 Regular SeasonHAM20.9191100119625750
2013-14 Regular SeasonHAM410.919201633237511581064941
2012-13 Regular SeasonSYR330.900188441881771694773
2012-13 Regular SeasonHAM150.9276800836422391313
2011-12 Regular SeasonNOR450.913321100258311091013965
2010-11 Regular SeasonNOR460.9012120442691120710881192
2009-10 Regular SeasonNOR550.9152725333319163214931394
2019 Calder Cup PlayoffsCHA50.935500027512411680
2018 Calder Cup PlayoffsLV30.8591100130645590
2017 Calder Cup PlayoffsSD21.000000030141400
2012 Calder Cup PlayoffsNOR140.94412200866373352213
2011 Calder Cup PlayoffsNOR60.9242400355170157131