(Wild.com) Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a two-year, $7 million contract ($3.5 million average annual value) through the 2023-24 season.
Fleury, 37 (11/28/84), went 28-23-5 with a 2.90 goals-against average (GAA), a .908 save percentage (SV%) and four shutouts in 56 games with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Wild last season. He reached 25 wins for the 13th time in his career. Only two goaltenders in NHL history have recorded more 25-plus win seasons: Martin Brodeur (15) and Patrick Roy (14).
Fleury was acquired from Chicago in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2022 NHL Draft on March 21, 2022. He went 9-2-0 with a 2.74 GAA and a .913 SV% in 11 regular season games with Minnesota. Fleury won his first three starts to become the first goaltender in Wild history to win his first three games (3-0-0 with a 1.34 GAA and a .958 SV%). He earned a win against every NHL team after his victory against the Vegas Golden Knights on Jan. 8, 2022. Fleury recorded a shutout at Montreal on Dec. 9, 2021 to win his 500th career NHL game and appeared in his 900th career game against the New York Rangers on Dec. 7, 2021.
He made his 16th consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2022, the most in NHL history by a goaltender. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound native of Sorel, Quebec, went 2-3 with a 3.04 GAA and a .906 SV% in five playoff contests with the Wild.
Fleury is 520-299-85 with a 2.57 GAA, a .913 SV% and 71 shutouts in 939 career NHL games with Pittsburgh (2003-17), Vegas (2017-21), Chicago and Minnesota (2021-22). He ranks third in NHL history in wins, seventh in games played and T-12th in shutouts. Fleury went 26-10-0 with six shutouts and set career-bests with a 1.98 GAA and a .928 SV% in 36 games with Vegas in 2020-21. He ranked third in the NHL in wins, GAA and shutouts and won the 2021 Vezina Trophy and the William M. Jennings Trophy. Fleury has appeared in four NHL All-Star Games (2011, 2015, 2018 and 2019). He is 92-73 with a 2.54 GAA, a .912 SV% and 16 shutouts in 167 career Stanley Cup Playoff games and won three Stanley Cup championships with the Penguins in 2009, 2016 and 2017. Fleury ranks third in NHL history in games played and T-3rd in wins and shutouts in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He was selected by Pittsburgh with the first overall pick in the 2003 NHL Draft.