2014skills_blueCanadiens goaltending prospect Dustin Tokarski starred as the American Hockey League held it’s skills competition as part of it’s All-Star weekend Tuesday night at St. John’s Newfoundland.  

This year’s competition features the AHL stars against the Swedish Hockey League’s Färjestad BK of Karlstad Sweden.  In the skill competition the AHL stars narrowly edged Färjestad 18-17.  

Tokarksi made 16 saves on 24 shot attempts in three different events and was named top goaltender.  He is the only member of the Bulldogs to be named to this year’s AHL All-Star team.

Canadiens draft choice Magnus Nygren shattered the event record in the ‘Hardest Shot Competition’ with at 104.6 miles per hour. (168.34km per hour)  He also wound up in a three way tie for the ‘Accuracy Shooting’ competition, hitting four of six attempts.  Nygren, who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 draft by the Canadiens, started the season with Hamilton but was loaned back  to Karlstad, his home town in late November after 16 games in which he scored a goal and 7 assists.  He is expected back with the Canadiens at training camp to honour the second year of his two year contract.  Nygren was named the Swedish League’s Borje Salming Award as the top defenseman in 2013.

The AHL All-Stars host Färjestad in the 2014 All-Star game Wednesday night.