Tokarski is a legitimate goaltending prospect that is best known for elevating his play in the playoffs. Jon Cooper coached him in Norfolk and Syracuse and said, "He's won everywhere he's gone". Cooper also commented on losing a proven winner like Tokarski,"I have a lot of faith in Dustin. It was sad to see him go. I understand the trade. I hope this is a situation Ticker can prosper in."

Tokarski won the Calder Cup with Norfolk last year, in 2009 he led Canada to a Word Junior Gold Medal, the prior year he was part of a Spokane Chiefs team that won the Memorial Cup. Even as a youth Tokarski was a winner, leading his team to a Canadian Midget National Championship.

Tokarski struggled this season posting only a .900 SV% to go along with a 2.46 GAA in 33 games with the Syrcause Crunch. The impressive part of Tokarski's goaltending resume has never been the regular season, it has always been how he elevates his game in the playoffs.

During last years Calder Cup season he started 21 games and ended with a .944 SV% and a stingy 1.58 GAA. Much better than his regular season, where he posted a modest 2.23 GAA and .913 SV%.

In his Memorial Cup season, Tokarski played 21 WHL Playoff games, posting an impressive .940 SV% and 1.38 GAA, in the Memorial Cup tournament he went 4-0 and posted a 1.72 GAA.

Goalies typically take longer to develop, the fact Tokarski has respectable numbers at just 23 years old is a nice sign for the young net-minder. HIs impressive playoff resume also makes him an interesting guy to watch.