24-Year-Old Goalie – Detroit Red Wings
Petr Mrazek Contract Information:
Sign to a one-year extension by the Red Wings in July of 2014.
The Red Wings are leaning toward hiring Jeff Salajko, who was Mrazek’s goalie coach with AHL Grand Rapids, the Detroit News reports. They also added that this could lead to the end of fellow goalie Jimmy Howard’s tenure in Detroit.
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Mrazek went 2-4 in nine games with the Wings in 2013-14, but put up a 1.74 goals against average in that span. He also had another stellar season in Grand Rapids, with a 22-9-1 record and 2.10 GAA. He was likely hoping Jonas Gustavsson would not be re-signed so Mrazek would have a shot at the backup spot in Detroit, but that will have to wait at least another year. Barring any major injuries, Mrazek will likely serve in the AHL for the majority of the year.
Mrazek had a good couple games with Detroit in 2012-13, but his most important work came in backstopping the Griffins to the Calder Cup. Mrazek will likely be invited to camp in the fall to compete with Jonas Gustavsson for the backup job and is, in all likelihood, his long-term successor.