Blackhawks Reach Two-Year Deal With Goalie Petr Mrazek

Petr Mrazek with the Toronto Maple Leafs in February 2022
Petr Mrazek with the Toronto Maple Leafs in February 2022. Photo by Canadian Press/Shutterstock (12817470j)

Goaltender Petr Mrazek has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks, the team announced on Wednesday. Running through the 2025-26 season, Mrazek’s agreement carries a salary-cap hit of $4.25 million.

“It’s something that we’re trying to change here, the culture and everything, and it’s been fun for me, playing every night and being healthy, feeling good about yourself, and having good games. It definitely helps,” Mrazek said about his time in Chicago. “But the No. 1 thing for me is to turn things around here as a team and start winning games soon.”

While the Blackhawks have been rebuilding over the past few seasons, the current campaign has been difficult for them. Going 14-32-2, the Blackhawks find themselves at the bottom of the Western Conference Central Division. Mrazek was 12-17-1 with a .907 save percentage and 3.01 goals-against average ahead of Wednesday night’s 6-2 defeat to the Seattle Krakens.