Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
Marek Mazanec
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 07/18/1991
AGE: 25
DRAFTED: NSH: 2012-179 overall
CAREER NOTES: Split his first North American professional season between Nashville (NHL) and Milwaukee (AHL) in 2013-14, playing the fifth-most minutes of any rookie NHL netminder (1,369:32) during the campaign… Made his NHL debut on Nov. 12, 2013 vs. the New York Islanders, stopping 30-of-33 shots… Became the eighth netminder in Predators franchise history to record a win by stopping 39 shots in his third career start on Nov. 16, 2013 vs. Chicago. It was the most saves by a Predators goalie in 2013-14… Became the seventh goalie and the youngest in club history to record a shutout on Nov. 19, 2013 at Detroit by stopping all 27 shots he faced, then posted his second shutout four games later on Nov. 27 at Columbus (19 saves)… Named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for November 2013 after going 5-4-1 with two shutouts, a 2.00 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage… Ranked second among AHL rookie goaltenders, and 10th overall, in point percentage after posting an 18-10-3 record (.629, min. 700 minutes) in 2013-14… Named AHL Player of the Week for the week of April 7-13, 2014 after going 3-0-0 and stopping 80-of-83 shots against for a 1.00 goals-against average and a .964 save percentage, to help the Admirals clinch their 12th consecutive Calder Cup Playoffs berth… Helped HC Plzen win the Czech Extraliga title in 2012-13… Appeared in all 20 of Plzen’s postseason games, ranking fourth in playoff goals-against average (2.13), sixth in save percentage (.932) and tied for second in shutouts (2) (min. 200 minutes)… Stopped 48-of-51 shots in Game Seven of the Czech League Final, with former NHLer Martin Straka scoring the title-winning goal at the 16:15 mark of double overtime… Ranked sixth in Czech Extraliga goals-against average during the 2012-13 regular season (2.49)… Led all goaltenders in the 2012 Extraliga Playoffs in goals-against average (2.15)… Ranked third in the Czech Junior League in goals-against average (2.10) and tied for fourth in save percentage (.925) with Plzen Jr. in 2010-11… Represented the Czech Republic at the 2011 World Junior Championship, playing in three of the team’s six games… Ranked fifth in save percentage (.918) and sixth in goals-against average (2.60) while appearing in the second-most games (43) in the Czech junior league with Plzen in 2009-10… Tied for third in the Czech Junior League in save percentage (.926) and ranked seventh in the league in goals-against average (2.59) in his first season at the level in 2008-09… Paced all netminders in the 2009 junior league playoffs in goals-against average (1.75), and ranked fourth in save percentage (.948)…Appeared in three of the Czech Republic’s six games at the 2009 U-18 World Championships… Tied for fourth in the Czech U-18 League in appearances (41) and ranked sixth in goals-against average (2.42) in 2007-08… Posted the third-best goals-against average in the 2008 U-18 league playoffs (1.83), helping Plzen claim the league title. .. Passed over in 2009, 2010 and 2011 drafts before Nashville selected him in 2012… On Twitter @mazanec222