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Red Wings return Mrazek to Griffins

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned goaltender Petr Mrazek to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

A native of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Mrazek owns a 2.00 goals-against average and a 0.907 save percentage along with a 1-1 record in two appearances with the Griffins this season. The third-year pro has played in 76 career games for Grand Rapids, owning a 46-26-3 record, a 2.23 goals-against average, a 0.919 save percentage and four shutouts since debuting for Grand Rapids in 2012-13. Mrazek has also appeared in 34 postseason games with the Griffins, helping the team capture the Calder Cup in 2013 after posting a 15-9 record, a 2.31 goals-against average and four shutouts while playing every minute of Grand Rapids’ first championship run. In 2013-14, Mrazek was named to the AHL Second All-Star Team after finishing second in the league in goals-against average (2.10) and third in save percentage (0.924), along with a 22-9-1 record.

Originally drafted by Detroit in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Mrazek has appeared in 11 career games with the Red Wings, sporting a 3-5 record, a 1.80 goals-against average, a 0.926 save percentage and two shutouts. Prior to turning professional, he played three seasons for the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s from 2009-12, 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.

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