Red Wings Re-Sign Goalie Petr Mrazek to a 2-year, $8M deal

Just a month ago, Red Wings GM explained that goalie Petr Mrazek is entering training camp as the team’s starter. The 24-year old played in 51 games last season before giving way to Jimmy Howard for games one and two of the playoffs against the favored Tampa Bay Lightning. After Howard allowed eight combined goals in what were losses in games one and two, the starting spot fell back into the hands of Mrazek. Though the Wings would end up being defeated in two of the next three games to lose the series with him covering the goal, Mrazek only let the puck pass through the net four more times. Last year’s impressive stat line for Mrazek consisted of a 2.33 goals-against percentage, a .921 save percentage, and a career high four shutouts including game three of Lightning series, bolstering his name among the NHL’s best at the position. With Jimmy Howard still on the roster, it makes sense for the Wings not to offer Mrazek too much money, for there is a chance that both could share the role at some point over the next couple of years.

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