Wings Prospect Mrazek Signs

The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltending prospect Petr Mrazek to a three year entry level deal today.

Mrazek, the club's fifth-round pick in the 2010 entry draft (141st overall), has gone 50-26-2-3, with a 2.84 goals-against average and .916 save percentage with the OHL's Ottawa 67's.

Mrazek (6-foot-1, 184) won the F.W. Moore Trophy as the freshman goalie with the lowest GAA in the OHL in 2009-10 (3.00).

In eight starts this season, Mrazek has a 2.34 GAA and .925 save percentage.

Mrazek, 19, is expected to begin his pro career next season, either with the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) or the Toledo Walleye (ECHL).

Mrazek had a solid camp with the Red Wings and is shaping up to be a very good prospect for the Wings. This signing also brings up my question of what will happen to Thomas McCollum?

With Jordan Pearce surpassing him playing in Grand Rapdis and Mrazek nipping at his heels, time is running out on McCollum. It's going on four years since Detroit drafted him. Hopefully he can get to the AHL level and succeed, but you know why I ean when I point out he's in the ECHL and doesn't have good stats there at all.

Mrazek seems to be the next goalie behind Jimmy Howard. Being a 5th round pick once again shows that the Red Wings brass knows what they are looking for. Here's to seeing Mrazek in a Winged Wheel in a few years.

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Kyle Busch