Fleury not thinking retirement yet: I’d like to play ‘at least another season’

Posted: 19/04/2022 in NHL
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Marc-Andre Fleury isn’t ready to hang up his skates just yet.

“I would like to play at least another season. I decided that recently,” Fleury said, according to La Presse’s Katherine Harvey-Pinard. “I still love to play, I still have fun, the body’s holding up – most of the time. But yes, one more season, and we’ll see after.”

The veteran goaltender is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The Chicago Blackhawks acquired him from the Vegas Golden Knights during the summer and dealt him to the Minnesota Wild at the trade deadline.

The reigning Vezina Trophy winner is still keeping pace as one of the league’s best goalies. He has a .910 save percentage and 2.90 goals against average in 52 games this season, with a .921 save percentage and 2.59 goals against average in seven games since joining the Wild.

The 37-year-old has appeared in the most contests out of all active goaltenders (935). He won the Stanley Cup three times while with the Pittsburgh Penguins and helped guide the Vegas Golden Knights to a finals appearance in the club’s inaugural season.

Fleury ranks third in NHL history with 517 wins, trailing Patrick Roy by 34 for second place.

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