– The Detroit Red Wings today recalled goaltender Petr Mrazek
from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
Mrazek, 22, has appeared in 11 career NHL games since 2012-13, sporting a 3-5-0 record, a 1.80 goals-against average, a 0.926 save percentage and two shutouts. The Ostrava, Czech Republic, native was one of the top goaltenders in the AHL during the 2013-14 campaign, ranking second in the league with a 2.10 goals-against average and third with a 0.924 save percentage and was named to the AHL Second All-Star Team. As a first-year pro in 2013-14, Mrazek helped Grand Rapids to its first-ever Calder Cup championship, posting a 15-9 record with a 2.31 goals-against average and four shutouts in the postseason. In 78 career appearances for the Griffins, Mrazek is 46-27-3 with a 2.30 goals-against average, a 0.916 save percentage and four shutouts.
Originally drafted by Detroit in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Mrazek played three seasons for the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s from 2009-12 prior to turning professional, owning a 75-37-10 record, a 2.87 goals-against average, a 0.916 save percentage and 10 shutouts. He also represented his country at the 2012 World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, leading the team to a bronze medal and being honored as the tournament’s top goaltender after recording a 2.49 goals-against average and 0.28 save percentage in six games.