Fleury, who was acquired by Chicago in an off-season trade with the Vegas Golden Knights, had expressed a desire to stay in Vegas and had not commented on whether or not he would be suitable for his new club after the ‘OK.
The 36-year-old has just had a remarkable season which saw him posting career highs in goals against average (1.98) and save percentage (0.928) and winning the Vezina and William M Jennings trophies in the process.
Despite her success with the Golden Knights over the past four seasons, Fleury’s tenure with the team has been difficult at times. His place in the starter fold was called into question when the club acquired Robin Lehner of Chicago on the 2019-20 deadline, and again when his new counterpart got the majority of playoff starts that spring. .
Speculation that the Golden Knights might try to move Fleury escalated in the fall with Lehner’s signing for a five-year, $ 25 million extension, but Fleury’s performance ultimately saw him win the major. part of the deepest starts of the playoffs.
Over nearly two decades in the league, Fleury has compiled an incredible summary of accomplishments that includes three Stanley Cup rings with the Pittsburgh Penguins and 90 playoff wins in 160 playoff starts. Since his first playoff appearance in the spring of 2007, Fleury has never missed the playoffs, representing 15 straight playoff spots, making him the first goaltender in NHL history to have a run. also long.