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Dustin Tokarski Tampa Bay Lightning Mask

Dustin Tokarski Tampa Bay Lightning Mask

Dustin Tokarsi will be wearing a new Bauer helmet with artwork by Toronto’s David Arrigo this season. Tokrski may not see a lot of ice in Tampa this season, but he’ got a mask that will inspire him to work hard to climb the Bolts’ depth chart. Tokarski must have liked what Arrigo did last season with Mike Smith’s Tampa helmet as the colour scheme looks very similar, though Tokarski won’t get to wear Halle Berry (Storm) on his lid, he’ll have Tic – the cartoon character who shares Tokarski’s nickname.

The backplate, often reserved by goalies for a more personal statement, carries an image of Tokarski’s grandfather who supported him throughout his hockey career.

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Tokarski Tampa Tic helmet by Arrigo - right

Tokarski Tampa Tic helmet by Arrigo - left

Tokarski Tampa Tic helmet by Arrigo - backplate


Tokarski Tampa Tic helmet by Arrigo - front

About The Author

David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.


  1. TheTickSP

    It’s The Tick. I think that establishes Tokarski as my favorite player in the Lightning system.

  2. michael

    um, gaurdian? unless thats his grandpas name, poor guy has a typo on his mask.

  3. Caps FnVA

    like it. I think only Steve Mason’s is better though

  4. Nick H.

    It’s okay. I like the Tick, not sure I get why the dog on other side.

  5. David arrigo

    Ya ya, I need hooked on phonics for artists!, already fixed smartass 😉

    • David Hutchison

      What? Your air brush doesn’t come with spell check? Time to upgrade!

  6. Mark

    A nice, simple mask with The Tick on it. Now, “Guardian” spelled wrong is bad. Just bad. And I am all for personal touches such as portraits; but at least do it better than a cartoony-face.

  7. IrbesGoaliePads

    brutal ‘cut-paste’ treatment on the dog.. 10-year old do that in Microsoft Paint?

  8. matt

    great mask hope he gets a win i want turcos bruins mask to come out soon though

  9. Christy

    Wow. The classless negativity shocks me. A few thoughts:
    “When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.” — Unknown
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” –Theodore Roosevelt
    Put up or shut up, jerks.