Marc-Andre Fleury confirms next season will likely be his last

Flower farewell tour!



Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has officially decided to run it back for at least one more season, signing a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild worth $2.5 million. 

And according to the player with the bright smile affectionately known as "Flower", it will be his last NHL season. 

“I’m grateful,” Fleury said. “I’m grateful to keep doing what I love for one more season. I thought about it a lot this year, but still loving to compete, the intensity, the pursuit to be in the best league in the world also, (to) and compete with young guys. I feel very lucky to be able to do it.”

“I’ve been asked a lot about what’s next for me,” he explained. “It’s good that this is settled and I don’t have to talk about it for another year.”

“It was too soon for him to retire,” Minnesota general manager Bill Guerin said.

This season, he has a record of 17-14-5 with a 2.98 goals against average .895 save percentage and a pair of shutouts. Throughout his career, he owns a complete record of 561-329-96 with a 2.60 goals-against average, .912 save percentage and 75 shutouts.

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