This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques or blue sports jackets involved, but weâ€™re fairly certain this award will be tattooed on someone at some time.
Quite simply, we wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospectâ€™s achievement on the ice.
This weekâ€™s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to â€¦ Dustin Tokarski, Norfolk (AHL).
In his first two starts of the year, Dustin Tokarski, the Lightningâ€™s top goaltending prospect, allowed 11 goals. In his next five games, heâ€™s given up a total of five goals.
Tokarski earned our First Star of the Week for a 37-save shutout on Sunday in Providence, and a 20-save performance in a 1-0 loss in Albany on Friday. His 0.50 GAA and .983 save percentage for the week has helped solidify Tokarski as the Lightningâ€™s No.3 goaltender and Norfolkâ€™s unquestioned starter. Donâ€™t be surprised if Admirals Head Coach Jon Cooper gives â€œThe Tikâ€ extra starts in the coming days and weeks as Tokarski has a history of month-long streaks like this where he is nearly impossible to beat.