ANAHEIM DUCKS SIGN DUSTIN TOKARSKI TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION
SAN DIEGO – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Dustin Tokarski to a one-year contract extension through the 2017-18 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tokarski, 27 (9/16/89), owns a 10-12-5 record with one shutout, a 2.84 goals-against average (GAA) and .904 save percentage (SV%) in 34 career NHL games with Anaheim, Montreal and Tampa Bay. The 6-0, 204-pound goaltender has also appeared in five career NHL Playoff games, including a 35-save effort in a 3-2 overtime win in Game 3 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Final on May 22, 2014 at the New York Rangers.
Acquired from Montreal in exchange for Max Friberg on Jan. 7, 2016, Tokarski has appeared in one game with Anaheim this season, stopping all five shots on Oct. 28 vs. Columbus. He has also posted a 9-6-1 record in 16 games this season with the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Selected by Tampa Bay in the fifth round (122nd overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Tokarski has gone 138-99-5 with 18 shutouts, a 2.51 GAA and .910 SV% in 265 career AHL games with Norfolk, Hamilton, Syracuse, St. John’s and San Diego. The 6-0, 205-pound goaltender was an AHL All-Star with Hamilton in 2013-14 and helped lead Norfolk to a Calder Cup Championship in 2012 after compiling a 12-2-0 record with three shutouts, a 1.46 GAA and .944 SV% in 14 AHL playoff games. Tokarski has also won gold with Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championship and helped lead Spokane of the Western Hockey League (WHL) to the 2008 Memorial Cup.
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