Mrazek finds redemption in Raleigh with Carolina Hurricanes
Mrazek didn’t have to wait long to find a hockey club willing to take him in. On the first day of free agency in 2018, President and General Manager Don Waddell inked Petr to a 1-year, $1.5M contract. With long-time starting goaltender Cam Ward signing a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks at the same time, the Canes needed a goalie to go with backup Scott Darling.
Petr’s goaltending record at the time of signing was 78-64-23, with a goals-against average of 2.66 and a .911 SV%. By the end of the past season, Petr had solidly established that he was back in full swing. 40 games played, 23 wins, 4 shutouts, 2.39 goals-against average, and a .914 SV% in the regular season. Those 23 wins were all quality starts, giving him a .575 quality start percentage.
Furthermore, his goals-against percent is a 95 (slightly above league-average) and his goals-saved-against average is a whopping 4.51, giving him an adjusted goals-against average of 2.54. Not a career best, but a significant return to prominence, and redemption for his career. Petr Mrazek recently re-signed with the Carolina Hurricanes hockey club to stay on through 2021-22 NHL season.
Given Mrazek’s goaltending history, do you think he’ll continue to provide quality netminding, or will he see another recession? Let us know!