The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to trade goaltender Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. The Red Wings announced the move on their twitter account. According to Brian Lawton the Wings retain 50% of Mrazek’s salary.
UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings have traded G Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers for a conditional 4th round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional 3rd round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. pic.twitter.com/nTR27IOfLM
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 20, 2018
DET guaranteed no less than a 4th round for Mrazek. If PHI makes playoffs and Mrazek wins 5 games for PHI in reg season, 4th becomes a 3rd. If PHI advances to CF, and Mrazek wins six playoff games, the 3rd becomes a 2nd. If PHI re-signs him next season, DET gets PHI 3rd in 19.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 20, 2018
Detroit Red Wings Trade Goalie Petr Mrazek
The Red Wings completed a trade Monday with the Flyers. The Red Wings acquire a pair of conditional draft picks in exchange for goalie Petr Mrazek.
In Mrazek, the Flyers get an experienced and young goalie, with a number of years left in his career. He has been a number one goalie for most of his career with the Red Wings. After a rough start this season he has bounced back recently recording two shutouts in January. This season he his record is 8-7-3. His save percentage is .910 with a 2.89 goals against average in 22games. In the 2016-17 season, he played 50 games and had 44-18-21 record with a save percentage of .901. Over his six-year NHL career, Mrazek has played for the only the Red Wings. He has put a record of 72-58-20 with 13 shutouts in 166 career games. His career save percentage is .912. The Czech native was originally drafted in the fifth round, 141st overall of the 2010 NHL Entry draft by the Red Wings.
The Flyers look to Mrazek to take over their net while they fight for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They look to solve a big problem following injuries to Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth.
Mrazek is in the final year of his contract. If the Flyers are willing to give him a $4.15 million qualifying offer, he will be a restricted free agent. However, that value of qualifying offer seems unlikely, which will make Mrazek an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.
DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 09: Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on from his net during the third period while playing the St. Louis Blues at Little Caesars Arena on December 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. St. Louis won the game 6-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)