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Sad and sudden announcement from Marc-André Fleury


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Elias Edmonson
June 21, 2024  (4:56 PM)
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At the end of the next NHL season, we will witness the end of an era as Marc-André Fleury has announced his retirement.

Fleury indeed announced that the 2024-2025 season will be the last of his career.

Marc-André Fleury Announces Retirement for the 2025-2026 Season

The veteran goaltender confirmed this on Friday during the 15th edition of the Beauchemin-Fleury-Beauvillier-Aubé-Kubel Golf Classic.
«I'm more certain than last year. It's going to be the last.» - Marc-André Fleury

Fleury has only one goal in mind for this final campaign in the NHL: to bring the Wild back into the playoff picture.
«I'm going to try to enjoy my last year, have fun, win games,» said Fleury. «I think the number of games played could be something interesting. I could finish second in history. But it's not a big deal. It's not something I absolutely need to achieve.» - Marc-André Fleury

It's worth noting that Fleury signed a one-year extension on April 17 for a salary of $2.5M. Over his career, as reported by the site CapFriendly, the Quebec native has amassed over $84M in earnings.
Fleury is not only one of the greatest Quebecois goaltenders in history but also one of the best in the league. To date, he has a regular-season record of 995-561-330-2 while maintaining a goals-against average of 2.60 and a save percentage of .912.
This is not to forget his three Stanley Cup victories (2008-2009, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017) as well as his Vezina Trophy (2020-2021) and William M. Jennings Trophy (2020-2021). He also won two silver medals at the World Junior Championships and a gold medal at the 2010 Olympics.
Beyond the collective and individual honors and his numerous records, Fleury will forever be known for his cheerful demeanor. His smile will surely be missed by all fans, as he was always positive.
So, for one more season, you will have the chance to watch one of the best goaltenders hockey has ever seen in action. His induction into the Hall of Fame is just a formality!
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