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Mrazek agrees to one-year contract with Hurricanes

Goalie gets $1.5 million from Carolina

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Petr Mrazek agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

 

 

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The 26-year-old goalie was 14-13-6 with a 3.03 goals-against average, .902 save percentage and four shutouts in 39 games (34 starts) with the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers last season.

"Petr brings a lot of experience for a young goalie," Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said. "We expect to have healthy competition for the starter's crease this fall."

 Mrazek will compete with Scott Darling, who was 13-21-7 with a 3.18 GAA and .888 save percentage in 43 games (40 starts) last season. Cam Ward, who agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, went 23-14-4 with a 2.73 GAA, .906 save percentage in 43 games (42 starts).

Mrazek was 6-6-3 with a 3.22 GAA and .891 save percentage in 17 games (15 starts) after he was traded to the Flyers on Feb. 20. He played one game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, allowing two goals on 14 shots in relief during a 7-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round.

Detroit selected Mrazek in the fifth round (No. 141) of the 2010 NHL Draft. He is 78-64-23 with a 2.66 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and 14 shutouts in 183 NHL games (160 starts). He is 4-6 with a 1.98 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and three shutouts in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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