Marc-Andre Fleury set to make NHL history

The Flower can get it done this year.



Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is in the twilight of his career, and has implied that next season could be his last in the National Hockey League, saying that he'll play next year and "that might be it".

But he could very well make NHL history in what will likely be his last NHL season, two decades after his rookie year of 2003-04 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He's only eight victories away from passing his boyhood idol Patrick Roy for 2nd most wins in League history: 

And despite having been included in trade rumors once again, Fleury has remained adamant that he prefers to stay where he is with the Wild so that his family won't have to make another move. 

As you may remember, Fleury found a home with the Vegas Golden Knights after his tenure with the Pittsburgh Penguins came to an end in 2017. However, he would be unceremoniously kicked to the curb by Vegas in the form of a trade to the Chicago Blackhawks he found out about via Twitter in the summer of 2021. He mulled retirement before agreeing to report to the Blackhawks, with whom he spent the first 3/4 of the 2021-22 campaign before being dealt to Minnesota. 

In his first full season with the Wild, Fleury posted a record of 24-16-4 with a 2.85 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. Over the course of his 19 year NHL career, Fleury is 544-315-91 in 985 games (828 starts) with a 2.58 goals against average and .913 save percentage. 

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