Nashville, Tenn. (April 30, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has recalled goaltender Marek Mazanec.
Mazanec, 24 (7/18/91), posted a 19-15-5 record with four shutouts (tied for sixth in the AHL), a 2.45 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage for the Milwaukee Admirals in 2015-16, his third season in North America. The 6-foot-4, 202-pound native of Pisek, Czech Republic, has appeared in 27 career NHL games since 2013-14, and was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for November 2013 after going 5-4-1 with two shutouts, a 2.00 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage. Nashville's ninth choice, 179th overall (sixth round), in the 2012 Entry Draft, Mazanec helped HC Plzen win the 2013 Czech Extraliga title stopping 48-of-51 shots in Game Seven of the Czech League Final, with former NHLer Martin Straka scoring the title-winning goal at the 16:15 mark of double overtime.
The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks play Game Two of their Second Round Stanley Cup Playoff series Sunday, May 1, at 7 p.m. CT at SAP Center (TV: NBCSN; Radio: 102.5 The Game). Starting at 6 p.m. fans are invited to an open house at Bridgestone Arena where they can select their seat for the 2016-17 regular season. During the open house, the team will also have locker room tours, as well as free popcorn and soda for those in attendance. There will also be a free public skate (must bring own skates) on the Bridgestone Arena ice. At 7 p.m., fans are invited to make their way to the Lower Bowl, where the game will be shown on the Megatron. Stay tuned to NashvillePredators.com for the most up to date information on Nashville Predators playoff special events and promotions. Join the conversation and show your Preds Pride by using #StandWithUs and tweeting the team at @PredsNHL.