Predators sign draft pick Marek Mazanec to deal

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 4:19pm

The Nashville Predators have signed their sixth-round draft selection in 2012 to a two-year, entry-level contract.

The Predators announced the deal Friday with goaltender Marek Mazanec (MAIR-ehk muh-ZAN-ehk).

Mazanec, 21, was Nashville's ninth draft selection and the 179th overall in 2012. He is expected to play his first season in North America in 2013-14 after recently leading Plzen to its first Czech League title. He stopped 48 of 51 shots in a double overtime win in Game 7, and he also posted a .932 save percentage during the playoffs.

The goalie played for the Czech Republic at the 2011 World Junior Championships and the 2009 World Under-19 Championships.

 

2 Comments on this post:

By: eamus-catuli on 5/3/13 at 5:54

We're gonna see some moves made in the goalie area. Chris Mason didn't have a strong year, I'd like to see him retire and take a coaching job within the organization. That would open up a spot in Nashville for either Jeremy Smith or (more likely) Magnus Hellberg. Chet Pickard had a surprisingly good year at Djurgarden so he might make it back to Milwaukee and now Mazanec is coming over. My guess is that Jeremy Smith will be traded and Mason will either move on or retire.

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By: 4gold on 5/4/13 at 7:26

More defense. Will they ever sign someone with stck skills to score a goal in a shoot out?

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