World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
The 2012 IIHF WJC would prove to be when Petr Mrazek hit the radar. He would suit up for six games with the Czech Ice Hockey Association’s U20 Men’s team. While the Czech National Team would be eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Final Round, Mrazek would have a 3-3-0 record. More impressively, one of those wins was a shutout, and he’d boast a 2.49 GAA and .928 SV%.
During their 5-2 victory over Team USA, Petr Mrazek would stop 52 of 54 shots that December afternoon. This lead to him being named to the IIHF All-Star Team that year, as well as being named the best goaltender. As mentioned by the Bleacher Report, several of Petr’s now signature celebrations came to the forefront in the Czech Republic’s victory over Team USA. The most recognizable of which can be seen below by NHL GIFs.