July 11, 2018 – The Connecticut Whale have signed former Czech Republic National Team forward Katerina Mrázová, who just completed an outstanding collegiate career at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Over four seasons at UMD, the gifted Mrázová had 25 goals and 50 assists for 75 points in 117 games.
“I’m joining this great league and organization because I want to continue playing hockey at the highest level,” said Mrázová, 25. “I could not be more excited to be signing my first contract with Connecticut Whale. I want to say a huge thank you to the Whale team and the organization for making it happen. I can’t wait to put the jersey on and represent the team.”
Over the last ten years, Mrázová has been a part of the Czech Republic national program, playing in the IIHF World Championships among other major international competitions. As a 20-year-old in the CWHL in 2013, she helped the Boston Blades win the Clarkson Cup – becoming the first European in league history to do so.
In joining Head Coach Ryan Equale’s team with the Whale, Mrázová has set high goals at the professional and international level.
“I always have the highest goals and it will not be different with Connecticut Whale,” said Mrázová. “I want to help the team to win the Isobel Cup. On the international scene, I want to help our National team qualify for the Olympics. It might look far away, but competing in the NWHL against incredibly talented players should help me further develop as a player and hopefully help the National team in the future.”