Vancouver Canucks standard manager Jim Benning has eventually tackled the will need for a backup goalie, buying Marek Mazanec from the New York Rangers for a seventh spherical decide on.
On Monday, the Canucks acquired goalie Marek Mazanec from the New York Rangers in trade for a seventh spherical decide on, in accordance to Sportsnet’s John Shannon.
The 27-yr-aged Czech has not played an NHL game this time. He’s appeared in 20 contests for the Rangers’ affiliate, the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. Mazanec is 7-8-3 with a .903 save proportion and 3.01 ambitions from average.
Mazanec was formerly a backup goalie for the Nashville Predators, beginning 25 video games in the 2013-14 time. He wound up earning two appearances in 2014-15, and 4 in the 2016-17 campaign. For his occupation, Mazanec is 8-13-4, with a 2.98 ambitions from average and .895 save proportion.
Standard manager Jim Benning addresses a person roster gap, eventually landing a appropriate backup to for starter Jacob Markstrom whilst Thatcher Demko stays sidelined with a slight sprain. Mazanec delivers some enough insurance policies all through Demko’s absence, and it did not charge Benning considerably to receive an skilled understudy to support Markstrom.
Benning and head mentor Travis Inexperienced were broadly criticized for the selection to start off DiPietro on small notice, specially from a powerhouse San Jose Sharks workforce. DiPietro of course just cannot be blamed for the team’s lackluster energy, but it is apparent that he’s not pretty completely ready for the NHL. And that’s understandable.
It is possible that Mazanec only sees a person or two commences with the Canucks, but at the very least mentor Inexperienced has more options for now. Vancouver had to uncover a small-time period respond to to support out Markstrom, and Benning now has his dude.
*Stats courtesy of Hockey Ref and HockeyDB*