Third season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Ranks among the Griffins’ all-time goaltending leaders with 74 games played (8th), 4327:23 minutes played (8th), a 2.23 goals against average (5th), 45 wins (T6th), four shutouts (T8th), 1,827 saves (8th), a 0.919 save percentage (T4th), seven shootout wins (T4th) and a 0.722 shootout percentage (6th)…Ranks among the team’s playoff goaltending leaders with 34 games played (1st; also T7th among all players), 2030:50 minutes played (1st), a 2.45 GAA (7th), 20 wins (1st), four shutouts (1st), 891 saves (1st) and a 0.915 save percentage (6th)…Signed to an amateur tryout, 4/4/11…Signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by Detroit, 10/19/11…Assigned by Detroit, 9/14/12…Reassigned to Toledo (ECHL) by Detroit, 10/6/12…Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 10/7/12…Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 10/9/12…Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 10/29/12…Recalled by Detroit, 2/3/13…Assigned by Detroit, 2/18/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/30/13…Recalled by Detroit, 10/1/13....Assigned by Detroit, 10/11/13...Recalled by Detroit, 10/15/13...Assigned by Detroit, 10/15/13...Recalled by Detroit, 11/1/13...Assigned by Detroit, 11/5/13...Recalled by Detroit, 12/11/13...Assigned by Detroit, 1/28/14...Recalled by Detroit, 3/8/14...Assigned by Detroit, 3/20/14...Recalled by Detroit, 4/11/14...Assigned by Detroit, 4/13/14...Signed to a one-year contract extension by Detroit, 7/1/14…Assigned by Detroit, 10/7/14...Recalled by Detroit, 10/18/14...Assigned by Detroit, 10/19/14...Recalled by Detroit, 11/6/14...Assigned by Detroit, 11/10/14...Recalled by Detroit, 11/14/14...Assigned by Detroit, 2/16/15.
: Split his second professional season between the Griffins and Red Wings…Named to the AHL’s Second All-Star Team…Suited up for 32 contests with Grand Rapids and produced a 22-9-0-1 record...Ranked second among AHL goaltenders with a 2.10 goals against average and ranked third in save percentage (0.924%)…Posted a 10-game winning streak in which he made 274 saves on 290 shots faced, 10/30/13-2/1/14…Ran an eight-game winning streak, 2/22/14-3/22/14…Started in all 10 of the Griffins’ playoff games, accumulating a 5-5 record, a 2.80 GAA and a 0.911 save percentage…Kicked off the Western Conference Quarterfinals with a 55-save performance to carry Grand Rapids to a 2-1 double overtime victory and earn first-star honors, 4/25/14 at ABB…Appeared between the pipes in nine contests with Detroit for a total of 449 minutes…Turned out a 2-4-0 record alongside a 1.74 GAA and 0.927 save percentage…Earned his first NHL shutout behind 14 saves in his season debut, 11/2/13 at EDM…Bookended his NHL regular season with a 23-save shutout performance, 4/13/14 at STL…Became the first NHL goaltender to win more than one game in a season and record a shutout in each win since Toronto’s Ed Chadwick (1955-56). 2012-13
: Backstopped the Griffins to their first-ever Calder Cup, playing every minute of the team’s postseason run…Led Griffins goaltenders with 42 games played, 23 wins, a 2.33 goals against average and a 0.916 save percentage…Ranked among AHL statistical leaders in minutes (2,497:31, 15th), wins (12th), GAA (11th) and save percentage (T17th)…Enjoyed one of the best rookie seasons in franchise history in wins (2nd), GAA (3rd) and save percentage (T1st)…Went 15-9 with a 2.31 GAA and a 0.916 save percentage in 24 postseason games…Led the AHL in playoff minutes, wins and shutouts…Doubled the Griffins’ all-time postseason shutout total with four during the team’s championship run…Began the season with ECHL Toledo, posting a 2-1 record, a 2.02 GAA and a 0.944 save percentage in three games…Debuted with the Griffins and made 29 saves in a 4-1 win, 11/3/12 at Texas…Set a franchise record by winning his first six starts, 11/3/12-11/23/12…Won 12 of his first 15 appearances overall, 11/3/12-1/4/13…Made a regular season-high 33 saves on 1/23/13 vs. Oklahoma City…Represented the Griffins at the AHL All-Star Classic, earning the win after six saves in 20 minutes…Registered his first professional shutout behind 32 saves, 2/2/13 vs. Abbotsford…Named AHL Player of the Week after posting a 0.50 GAA and a 0.981 save percentage in two games, 2/3/13…Became the second goalie in hockey history to win his NHL, AHL and ECHL debuts in the same season (joining Alex Auld) after winning his first start with Detroit, 2/7/13 at St. Louis…Appeared in two games with the Red Wings, showing a 1-1 record, a 2.02 GAA and a 0.922 save percentage…Won five of six starts, 2/24/13-3/13/13…Posted back-to-back shutouts in the postseason, 5/4/13 vs. Houston and 5/10/13 at Toronto…Blanked Oklahoma City on back-to-back nights, making a career high 40 saves on 6/1/13 and stopping 37 on 6/2/13…Stopped 35 or more shuts on three occasions in the Western Conference Finals…Won four straight games from 6/5/13-6/12/13 to help the Griffins advance to the Calder Cup Finals and take a 3-0 series lead at Syracuse…Made 24 saves as the Griffins captured the Calder Cup, 6/18/13 at Syracuse. 2011-12
: Appeared in 50 games with the Ottawa 67’s and posted a 30-13-6 record, a 2.84 goals against average, a 0.917 save percentage and three shutouts…Ranked among the OHL’s goaltending leaders in wins (4th), GAA (9th), save percentage (8th), shutouts (T6th) and saves (1,577, 6th)…Paced the OHL with a 5-2 shootout record, stopping 31 of 39 attempts…Led Ottawa to the Eastern Conference Final, posting a 9-8 record with a 2.59 GAA and a 0.926 save percentage…Made more than 30 saves in 11 of his 17 postseason appearances, including a pair of 44-save wins and a 49-save overtime loss, 4/20/12 at Niagara…Starred for the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, earning a spot on the tournament’s All-Star Team, winning the IIHF Directorate Top Goaltender award and being named a top-three player on his team…Made 52 saves in a 5-2 win to help his country upset the United States, 12/30/11…Stopped 43 shots, 1/2/12 vs. Russia, nearly leading the Czechs into the medal round in a 2-1 overtime loss…Led his country with a 29-save effort against Slovakia in a 5-2 win to capture fifth place…Ranked fourth in the tournament with a 0.927 save percentage alongside a 2.49 GAA in six games…Debuted with the men’s national team at the World Championship in Finland and Sweden, allowing no goals in 9:12 of game action. 2010-11
: Led all OHL goaltenders with a 0.920 save percentage and ranked near the top of the league with 33 wins (3rd), a 2.84 goals against average (5th), four shutouts (T2nd), 1,684 saves (2nd), four shootout wins (T2nd) and a 0.824 shootout percentage (3rd)…Led Ottawa to an East Division championship with a 33-15-3 record…Named to the OHL Third All-Star Team…Rattled off eight straight wins, 11/12/10-12/3/10, and lost just once in regulation from 11/12/10-1/9/11, going 15-1-1-1…Joined Grand Rapids on a tryout after his season ended but did not see game action. 2009-10
: Topped all OHL rookies with a 3.00 goals against average, a 0.905 save percentage and three shutouts in 30 games with the Ottawa 67’s…Won the league’s F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy for the top rookie GAA and earned a spot on the OHL Second All-Rookie Team…Sported a 12-9-1 record…Took over the team’s starting role in the postseason, logging a 4-4 record with a 2.39 GAA and a 0.928 save percentage in eight contests. 2008-09
: Split the season between the under-18 and under-20 level with HC Vitkovice and earned league championships at each level…Led the Czech under-18 league in both goals against average (1.99) and save percentage (0.946) while posting five shutouts…Posted even better numbers in four postseason games with a 0.93 GAA, a 0.972 save percentage and two shutouts…Sported a 2.49 GAA with a 0.924 save percentage with the under-20 team. 2007-08
: Posted the best save percentage in the Czech under-18 circuit (0.932) alongside his 2.46 goals against average in 34 games with HC Vitkovice…Made his professional debut when he briefly appeared in a relegation contest with HC Vitkovice’s senior club. 2006-07: Logged 23 games for HC Vitkovice’s under-18 squad, posting a 2.40 goals against average, a 0.923 save percentage and two shutouts…Appeared in nine playoff games with a 1.85 GAA and a 0.942 save percentage.
: Lives in Ostrava, Czech Republic…Has a Pomeranian named Misko…Has one sister…Best friends in hockey are Jakub Stepanek and Dominik Uher…Began playing hockey at the age of four…Hockey nickname is Mrazo…Hockey idols as a youth were Dominik Hasek and Marc-Andre Fleury…Greatest influences on his hockey career are his parents and Petr Bolek, his goalie coach in the Czech Republic…Most exciting place he’s visited is Dubai…Also speaks Czech…Played tennis and golf growing up…Favorite food is chicken alfredo…Favorite movies are The Italian Job
and The Hangover
…Favorite TV show is Prison Break
…Enjoys watching golf and tennis.