The Good: Tokarski is known for his calm demeanor and is a reliable goaltender in pressure situations. Tokarski has had an ability to win games and come up big in the clutch throughout his career to this point. He consistently puts up good games and rarely has an off night. Incredibly focused and poised between the pipes, Tokarski excels at staying square to the shooter and letting pucks hit him. He is capable of the highlight reel save (see vs. Colin Wilson in 2009 WJCs), but finds success by consistently making the saves he’s supposed to and swallowing rebounds. He reads the play exceptionally well and has good lateral movement. He is a big game goaltender, bringing his best effort when it matters most. His poise and focus stand out, as does his ability to read the play – for which his coaches have often praised him. Few have Tokarski’s heart and drive. He will likely be an NHL starter with Tampa in the near future.
The Bad: Tokarski is vulnerable against top level scorers due to his small frame and a perceived tendency to commit to the low shots too early. If his team is up big he tends to lose focus from time to time late in games.
- Major junior
|Memorial Cup championship team||2008|
|Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy||2008|
|Hap Emms Memorial Trophy||2008|