Mazanec Recalled by Predators
Milwaukee, WI— Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Marek Mazanec from Milwaukee.
Mazanec has gone 4-0-2 in his last six AHL starts and joins Nashville riding a three-game win streak which has seen him stop 61-of-64 shots (.953 save percentage, 0.99 goals-against average). In his last start for the Admirals prior to the recall, he stopped all 27 shots he faced in a 1-0 victory at Rockford on Friday, moving him into a tie for fourth in the league in shutouts (3). On the season, the Pisek, Czech Republic native is 11-8-3 with a 2.49 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage.
Nashville's ninth choice, 179th overall (sixth round), in the 2012 Entry Draft, played the fifth-most minutes of any rookie NHL netminder (1,369:32) in 2013-14, appearing in 25 contests for the Predators and being 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. The 6-4, 194-pound Mazanec also 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.
The Admirals continue a three-game road trip on Friday night when they head to New York to play the Utica Comets at 6 pm CT.
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