G Leland Irving Traded to San Diego Gulls
October 9, 2017
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have acquired goaltender Dustin Tokarski from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations, and have assigned him to Lehigh Valley, according to general manager Ron Hextall. In a separate transaction, the Phantoms have moved goaltender Leland Irving to the San Diego Gulls, AHL affiliate of the Ducks, for future considerations.
A 28-year-old netminder from Watson, Saskatchewan, Tokarski is in the midst of his ninth professional season and compiled a 17-8-1 overall record in 27 games with San Diego last season to go along with a 2.93 goals-against average and 0.898 save percentage.
A veteran of 276 career AHL outings, he’s amassed a 146-101-19 overall mark, 19 shutouts, 2.51 goals-against average and 0.910 save percentage in time with San Diego, the St. John’s IceCaps, Hamilton Bulldogs, Syracuse Crunch and Norfolk Admirals. Tokarski produced a career-high 32 wins with Norfolk during the 2011-12 campaign before helping to back stop the Admirals to the 2012 Calder Cup Championship.
A fifth-round selection (#122 overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, he’s produced a 10-12-5 record in 34 career NHL games with Tampa Bay, the Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim.
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