The Minnesota Wild re-sign three-time Stanley Cup Champion Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a 2-year contract worth $7 million, or $3.5 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2023-24 season.
Marc-Andre Fleury Re-Signs With the Minnesota Wild
🚨SIGNING UPDATE🚨: #MNWild sign G Marc-Andre Fleury to a two-year, $7 million contract…
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Over his extensive 18-year NHL career, Fleury has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vegas Golden Knights, Chicago Blackhawks, and during the latter part of last season, the Minnesota Wild. He was originally drafted in the first round, first overall of the 2003 NHL draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
During the 37- year old’s almost two-decade career, the NHL All-Star has 520 wins and 299 losses in 939 games. Fleury has a career GAA of 2.57 and a career save percentage of .913. He also has 71 shutouts.
Last season, split between the Blackhawks and the Wild. Fleury had 28 wins and 23 losses with 4 shutouts. He had a GAA of 2.90 and an SV% of .908
This deal comes with a full no-move clause for both years.
What This Means for the Future
Despite moving teams in the late March trade. Fleury settled in well within the Wild organization. A move that saw the Quebec native start five playoff games within the first round of the Western Conference. The Wild had undoubtedly the best team in franchise history last season but continued to come up short despite initially leading the series against the St Louis Blues.
It was unclear if the Wild’s salary cap could accommodate both Fleury and fellow goaltender Cam Talbot. However, Fleury’s experience and stability will be a bonus to the Wild until fresh blood emerges. The veteran goaltender, despite his many achievements, only has a few more seasons in him. This contract reflects that. Fleury coming in at $3,500,000 will help the Wild with their upcoming salary cap bottleneck. Having a starting goalie locked to under $4,000,000 provides stability.