Mrazek began the year as the backup to incumbent Chris Perugini and played 30 regular season games with a respectable 3.00 goals-against average and winning 12 of 21 starts.
It was in the post-season where Mrazek came into his own, posting a 2.39 goals-against average and going 4-3 in seven starts with a .928 save-percentage.
The kid is a winner.
With Jimmy Howard finally coming into his own as a Detroit goaltender, it looks like we’re starting to log-jam young talent between the pipes with Thomas McCollum in Grand Rapids and Peter Mrazek who played last season with the Ottawa 67’s.
“I don’t know how many years it was, but it was my childhood dream to go to Canada. My parents were happy when the possibility to play hockey in Canada came about. Before that, I played in Ostrava-Vitkovice steel town. If I had not come to Ottawa, I probably would played at home or somewhere. Maybe I would have tried my luck on another team. But I am very happy I’m in Ottawa. In Canada, there’s a better approach to hockey. The preparation (training) is superior and at better levels. In Canada, you practice on the ice and train outside just the hockey.”–Petr Mrazek
I did a little piece here collaborating with my buddy from Dexter, so if you want ‘mo Mrazek…go ahead and click over.