The Nashville Predators have recalled Marek Mazanec from the Milwaukee Admirals following their elimination from the 2017 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs last night. More names of the “Black Aces” are expected to come in the near future.
This season could just as easily been one to forget for Mazanec after having won the back-up role to Pekka Rinne in pre-season camp only to lose out to Juuse Saros by December. It wasn’t a forgettable campaign for the 25-year old Czech native. He came to Milwaukee with a great attitude was very much the backbone of the Admirals.
Mazanec went 27-17-3-1 this season from 47 appearances with a 2.65 goals against average, 0.912 save percentage, and 3 shutouts. In his AHL career with the Admirals he has 82 wins from 165 appearances with 11 shutouts and -offensively- has 11 assists to his name. He very much should be considered in the discussion for one of the best all-time Milwaukee Admirals goaltenders. This recall comes after the Admirals season ends and, with the completion of the 2016-17 season, Mazanec’s contract will also end.
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