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Mrazek with Toledo Walleye early in 2012-13 season.
February 14, 1992 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team||Detroit Red Wings|
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||141st overall, 2010
Detroit Red Wings
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
|Bronze||2012 Helsinki||Ice hockey|
Petr Mrázek (pronounced /'mra:zek/ in Czech) (born February 14, 1992) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the 5th round (141st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Mrázek also competed in the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships in Alberta, Canada. He backstopped the Czech Republic to the quarterfinals, where his team was finally eliminated from medal contention in overtime by the Russians. Mrázek was selected the best goalkeeper of championship.
Mrázek was added to the Czech roster for IIHF World Championship 2012 as the third goalkeeper. On 15 May 2012 he recorded his first international appearance when he substituted Jakub Štěpánek for nine final minutes during a 8-1 win against Germany.
Mrázek started his professional career with the Toledo Walleye, posting a 2-1-0 record and winning his first start 4-1 against the Kalamazoo Wings. He was called up to Grand Rapids soon thereafter, and posted a 16-7-3 record. He won his first start there as well, a 4-1 victory over the Texas Stars.
In 2012-2013, he was named to the AHL Western Conference All Star Team and recorded the win in a 7-6 game.
Mrázek made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on February 7, 2013 in a road game against the St. Louis Blues. Detroit won 5-1, with Mrázek posting 26 saves. Doing so Mrázek became just the second goalie in history to win their 1st game in the ECHL, AHL, and NHL all in the same season.
Mrázek led the Grand Rapids Griffins to their 1st ever Calder Cup defeating the Crunch in 6 games.
On December 11, 2013, Mrázek was recalled to the Detroit Red Wings, after starting the season in Grand Rapids.
Notable 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|
|2012–13||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||42||23||16||2||2498||97||1||2.33||.916||21||14||7||1253||46||4||2.20||.922|
|2012–13||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||3||2||1||0||133||4||1||2.02||.922||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|