By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Marc-André Fleury has become a fan favorite in his short time with the Vegas Golden Knights. The goaltender announced on social media he will likely end his career with the team.
Fleury has signed a three-year extension with the franchise. His new deal will be added to the remaining one-year left on his previous deal.
He came to the Golden Knights after being selected in the expansion draft. Before joining the Golden Knights, he played for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
In his first season with the Golden Knights, he helped guide the team to the Stanley Cup Finals. They were ultimately defeated by the Washington Capitals.
Fleury was a big factor in Vegas having the most successful season of an expansion franchise in sports history.
In his first season with the team, the 33-year-old Canadian went 29-13-4 during the regular season in 46 starts. He also had a .927 save percentage and a 2.24 goals against average, along with four shutouts.
In 20 playoff games, Fleury went 13-7 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.24 goals against average.
Fleury, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NHL Draft by the Penguins, who is also a three-time All-Star and a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, spent his first 13-years in the NHL with the Penguins. They decided to put Fleury in the expansion draft after the emergence of Matt Murray, who the Penguins will be their long-term netminder.
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