Marc-Andre Fleury – The Legendary Puck Stopper
He May be the Reason Why!
One of the best goalies to ever play the game, Marc-Andre Fleury, has shown his unbelievable skills on ice for both Pittsburgh Penguins and Vegas Golden Knights. Fleury started playing hockey for Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). During the 2002 – 2003 season, Fleury played as the main goaltender for Team Canada during the World Junior Hockey Championships, where they ended up with the silver.
Given his incredible performance during the tournament, Pittsburgh Penguins wasted no time in acquiring his services during the NHL Entry Draft in 2003. He made his first appearance in the league against Los Angeles Kings, on October 10th, 2003, where he made a mindblowing 46 saves.
His first victory came in the very next game against the Detroit Red Wings, where he kept the puck out of the goal 31 times. He cemented his position in the team during the 2007 – 2008 season when they played against the Detroit Red Wings during the fifth game of the Stanley Cup Finals. He managed to stop the puck from going past him, 55 times, out of 58 shots. Fleury continued to showcase his phenomenal skills as a goaltender by helping his team lift the Stanley Cup in the 2008 – 2009 season. Since then, he has gone on to win the trophy another two times, in 2016 and 2017 seasons respectively. As Fleury was no longer the number one choice goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vegas Golden Knights swooped in and added him to their roster in 2017. Although Fleury is 32 years old, he continues to display remarkable theatrics on the goal, leading the Knights to their first-ever final. Whether or not he wins the fourth Stanley Cup, the world will remember Marc-Andre Fleury for his astounding ability to stop the puck. With 404 wins under his belt and a save percentage of 0.913, it is safe to say that Marc-Andre Fleury will be a part of the esteemed Hall of Fame!