Wild bring back Fleury on 2-year, $7M deal

Posted: 07/07/2022 in NHL
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The Minnesota Wild re-signed veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a two-year deal with an average annual value of $3.5 million, the team announced Thursday.

Fleury could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 13 after playing out the final season of a three-year deal with a $7 million cap hit. His new deal includes a full no-movement clause, according to CapFriendly.

The three-time Stanley Cup champion split the 2021-22 campaign between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota. The Wild acquired him at the March 21 trade deadline in exchange for a 2022 second-round pick. Fleury went 28-23-5 with a 2.90 goals against average and a .908 save percentage in 56 contests this season.

The 37-year-old won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender in 2021 after putting up a .928 save percentage and 1.98 goals against average in his final season with the Vegas Golden Knights.

He’s made the playoffs for 16 straight seasons, which is the longest streak by a goaltender in NHL history.

Fleury pitched a 3.04 goals against average and a .906 save percentage in five playoff contests with the Wild as the team was ultimately eliminated in the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the St. Louis Blues.

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