Centre Tim Tookey was a role player in parts of seven NHL seasons in the 1980s. He was a gifted offensive player who became of the top scorers in the history of the American Hockey League.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Tookey was a top scorer on the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks. He was taken 88th overall by the Washington Capitals in 1979 and returned for one last year in junior. In 1979-80, he notched 58 goals then became a solid role player for two years in Washington. He later suited up with Quebec, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles for a few games but was chiefly a scoring star in the AHL.
During the 1980s, Tookey became one of the top offensive producers in AHL history. In 1985-86, he led the AHL with 62 assists with the Hershey Bears and was named to the league's second all-star team. He was also the winner of the Jack A. Butterfield trophy as the MVP of the playoffs after the Bears won the Calder Cup. The next season, he led the AHL with 124 points, was placed on the league's first all-star team, and was presented the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL's most valuable player. In the early '90s, Tookey hit the 30-goal mark three straight years with Hershey and was the winner of the Fred T. Hunt Memorial trophy in 1993 as the most sportsmanlike player in the AHL. The minor pro veteran retired after playing the 1994-95 season with the Providence Bruins and taken part in the AHL all-star game.