WBS Penguins sign Tokarski

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The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Dustin Tokarski to an American Hockey League contract for the 2019-20 season.

Tokarski, 29, is coming off his second career Calder Cup championship, winning with new Penguins head coach Mike Vellucci in Charlotte in 2018-19.

Tokarski was 17-6-2 in 28 appearances for Charlotte and Hartford last season, posting a 2.58 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage with two shutouts.

He was 12-0-0 in 12 games with the Checkers after being acquired on loan from the New York Rangers on Feb. 28, including 5-0 (1.74, .935) during the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Tokarski has played 343 games in the AHL with Charlotte, Hartford, Lehigh Valley, San Diego, St. John’s, Hamilton, Syracuse and Norfolk, with a career record of 183-115-28 with a 2.52 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage.

Tokarski ranks 18th in AHL history in victories (183) and 12th with 26 shutouts.

In postseason play, Tokarski has a record of 20-7 (1.85, .932) in 30 career appearances. In addition to his 2019 title, he also won the Calder Cup with Norfolk in 2012.

An AHL All-Star in 2014, Tokarski was originally chosen by Tampa Bay in the fifth round of the 2008 NHL Draft, and has a record of 10-12-5 (2.84, .904) in 34 career NHL appearances.