It's often said everyone receives 15 minutes of fame during his or her lifetime. If that's the case then goalie Jerome Mrazek is still owed another nine minutes of glory.
Mrazek played three years of junior hockey with the Moose Jaw Canucks and was loaned to the Weyburn Red Wings for the 1970 the Memorial Cup but the team came up short in its efforts for a national amateur championship.
With a year of junior eligibility left, Mrazek enrolled at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he tended goal for four years between 1971 and 1974. He realized the importance of an education and always felt the chances of securing a full-time spot in professional hockey would be very hard to accomplish.
In 1974-75 Mrazek turned pro and started 50 games for Des Moines of the IHL. In 1975-76 he played in the one and only NHL game of his career with the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Philadelphia Flyers, at the very pinnacle of their famed Broad Street Bullies days. Mrazek played all of six minutes in relief and allowed one goal, leaving him with the rather ugly looking 10.00 GAA. The one positive from the experience was that he did make one save. Perhaps Mrazek received his other nine minutes of fame, but it would have taken place outside the hockey domain. He played two more years in the AHL, retiring after the 1977-78 campaign.