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Mrazek with Toledo Walleye early in 2012-13 season.
February 14, 1992 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||141st overall, 2010
Detroit Red Wings
Petr Mrázek (pronounced /'mra:zek/ in Czech) (born February 14, 1992) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Mrázek was drafted 141st overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
In his first OHL season with the Ottawa 67's in 2009–10, Mrázek had a 12–9–1 record in 30 games with a 3.00 goals against average and .905 save percentage. He played in eight playoff games with a 4–4–0 record, 2.39 goals against average, and .928 save percentage.
During the 2011–12 OHL season, Mrázek had an outstanding season, appearing in 50 regular season games for the Ottawa 67's and then handling the bulk of the action as Ottawa reached the OHL semifinals. Mrázek was 30-19 with 3 shutouts and had a 2.84 goals against and .917 save percentage in the regular season for Ottawa. In the OHL playoffs he appeared in 17 of 18 games and was 9–8 with a 2.59 goals against and .929 save percentage. Mrazek signed a three-year entry-level contract with Detroit in October 2011.
Mrázek began the 2012–13 season with the Toledo Walleye, where he won his first game 4–1 over the Kalamazoo Wings. Mrázek posted a 2–1–0 record, with 2.02 goals against average and a 0.944 save percentage in three games, before being called up to Grand Rapids. Mrázek made his AHL debut with the Griffins on November 3, 2012, and made 29 saves in a 4–1 victory over the Texas Stars. Mrázek won 12 of his first 15 appearances overall with the Griffins, and set a franchise record by winning his first six starts. Mrázek registered his first professional shutout on February 2, 2013, in a game against the Abbotsford Heat. Mrázek was named the AHL player of the week for the week ending February 3, after posting a 0.50 goals against average and a 0.981 save percentage in two games.
Mrázek represented the Griffins at the AHL All-Star Classic and recorded the win in a 7–6 game. The Griffins finished first in the Midwest Division and defeated the Syracuse Crunch in the finals to capture the Calder Cup. Mrazek played all 24 playoff games and was 15–9 with 4 shutouts; posting a 2.31 goals against and .916 save percentage.
Mrázek made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on February 7, 2013 in a game against the St. Louis Blues. Detroit won 5–1, with Mrázek posting 26 saves. With the win, Mrázek became the second goalie in hockey history to win his ECHL, AHL, and NHL debuts in the same season, joining Alex Auld.
During the 2013–14 AHL season, Mrazek was named to the AHL Second All-Star Team, finishing second in the AHL in goals against average (2.10) and third in save percentage (.924) through 32 regular-season games. Mrázek posted a 22–9–1 record in his second season with the Griffins, while also seeing action in nine games with Detroit. Mrazek posted a 2–4–0 record with the Red Wings, with a 1.74 GAA and a .927 save percentage. His two wins were shutouts at Edmonton on November 2 and at St. Louis on April 13.
On July 1, 2014, the Detroit Red Wings signed Mrázek to a one-year contract extension.
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
Mrázek represented the Czech Republic at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Alberta, Canada. Mrázek backstopped the Czech Republic to the quarterfinals, where his team was finally eliminated from medal contention in overtime by the Russians. Mrázek was selected as the best goalkeeper of the championship. Mrazek was 3–3 with 1 shutout in six games at the WJC with a 2.49 goals against and .928 save percentage; highlighted by a 52-save effort in a 5–2 win over the USA.
Mrázek represented the Czech Republic at 2012 IIHF World Championship as the third goalkeeper. On May 15, 2012 he recorded his first international appearance when he substituted for Jakub Štěpánek stopping both shots he faced in nine minutes of action during an 8–1 win against Germany. Mrázek was awarded the IIHF Directorate Top Goaltender award and being named a top-three player on his team.
|2012–13||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||42||23||16||2||2,498||97||1||2.33||.916||24||15||9||1,431||55||4||2.31||.916|
|2012–13||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||3||2||1||0||133||4||1||2.02||.922||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||32||22||9||1||1,830||64||3||2.10||.924||10||5||5||600||28||0||2.80||.911|
|2013–14||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||9||2||4||0||449||13||2||1.74||.927||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy OHL Best Rookie Goals Against Average||2009–10|
|World Junior Ice Hockey Championships First Team All-Star||2012|
|World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Best goaltender||2012|
|AHL Second All-Star Team||2013–14|||