According to multiple reports, three-time Stanley Cup champion and reigning Vezina Trophy winner Marc Andre-Fluery is on the move as the Vegas Golden Knights shipped the veteran netminder to the Chicago Blackhawks. Mikael Hakkarainen is headed back to Vegas in return.
A source close to Marc-Andre Fleury says that the trade is done, and that the Vezina Trophy winner found out through Twitter. #VegasBorn
— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) July 27, 2021
The move ends a four-year tenure for the 36-year-old who led the Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season. Fleury spent the previous 13 seasons with the Penguins after Pittsburgh drafted him first overall in 2003. In those 13 seasons, Fleury went 375-216-68 with a .912 save percentage, a 2.58 goals-against average, and helped lead the Pens to three Stanley Cup victories between 2009 and 2017.
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However, there is no certainty, as of now, that Fleury will play during the 2021-22 season as retirement remains an option.
One thing to watch here: there were rumblings Marc-Andre Fleury might choose to retire if traded from Vegas — for family reasons. Not certain how it will all play out.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 27, 2021
The move will end the Golden Knights goaltending dilemma as Robin Lehner, acquired during the 2020 season, will be the number one netminder after signing a five-year extension in October.
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