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Marc-André Fleury

Born:November 28, 1984Draft:2003 Penguins, 1st overall
Hometown:Sorel, QC, CANPosition:Goalie
Known For:FlowerCatches:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Chicago Blackhawks

Marc-André Fleury (born November 28, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Drafted out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Fleury played major junior for four seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, earning both the Mike Bossy Trophy as the league’s top prospect and the Telus Cup as the top defensive player in 2003. He joined the Penguins in 2003–04 and during his 13 seasons with the team won Stanley Cup championships in 2009, 2016, and 2017. At the end of the 2020-21 season, he was awarded his first-ever Vezina Trophy at age 36 after posting a career-low 1.98 goals against average (GAA) and career-high .928 save percentage (SV%) in the regular season. After four seasons with the Vegas Golden Knights, he was traded to the Blackhawks during the offseason for prospect Mikael Hakkarainen.

Internationally, Fleury has represented Canada twice as a junior, winning back-to-back silver medals at the World Junior Championships in 2003 and 2004. He won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Fleury is known by the nickname “Flower”, derived from the English translation of his last name (fleuri is “in bloom”, or “in flower”, in French).

Marc-Andre Fleury, Chicago Blackhawks
Marc-Andre Fleury, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Marc-André Fleury Statistics

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Achievements

  • Vezina Trophy – 2021
  • Rookie of the month – October 2003
  • Stanley Cup champion – 2009, 2016, 2017
  • 2× Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Good Guy Award – 2009–10, 2011–12
  • Team MVP (Pittsburgh Penguins) – 2011
  • 5× NHL All-Star – 2011, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • NHL All-Decade First Team – 2010s
  • NHL Fan Choice Award (Save of the Year) – 2020
  • World Junior Championships top goaltender – 2003
  • World Junior Championships MVP – 2003
  • World Junior Championships silver medal – 2003, 2004
  • Winter Olympics gold medal – 2010

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