Marc-André Fleury is an Olympic gold medallist and two-time silver medallist at the IIHF Junior World Championship. In his Olympic Games debut at Vancouver 2010, Fleury did not see any playing time, but was part of the gold winning ice hockey team. During the 2003 World Juniors in Halifax, Team Canada placed second and Fleury was named Top Goaltender and tournament MVP. Returning the following year in Finland, Fleury backed Canada to win a consecutive silver medal.
When not in a Team Canada jersey, Fleury was enjoying more success. In the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Fleury was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins, who made him the second goalie in history to be drafted first overall. Showing major development in his third season with the Penguins, Fleury recovered from a major ankle injury to help his team to the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Final. In 2009 the Penguins avenged their previous season loss, to defeat the Detroit Red Wings as Fleury won his first Stanley Cup. Fleury became a three-time Stanley Cup champion, winning again in 2015-16 and 2016-17 with the Penguins. His NHL career continued as he was selected to the Vegas Golden Knights during the 2017 Expansion Draft. In Vegas, Fleury became the second youngest goaltender to record his 400th win. Also recorded his best goals-against average and save percentage of his career to date as the Golden Knights made it to the Stanley Cup Final in their very first season.
Getting to know…
Son of André and France … Has one sister, Marylène … Nickname is Flower … Lists Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy as his hockey idols … Favorites include French pancakes and poutine (foods), Nickelback (band), Jim Carrey (actor) and MTV’s Pimp My Ride (TV show) … Lists football as his favourite sport other than hockey … Drafted by Pittsburgh in first round, 1st overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.
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Notable International Results
2009-10: Participated in Canada's National Men's Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered 5th NHL season with Pittsburgh ranked second in franchise history with 111 wins (Tom Barrasso, 226) and 15 shutouts (Barrasso, 22). 2008-09: Stanley Cup champion with Pittsburgh ... Notched 100th career NHL win vs. Dallas (3/1/09). 2007-08: Stanley Cup finalist ... Posted three playoff shutouts, including clinching game against Philadelphia in Eastern Conference Final (6-0) ... Stopped 55 of 58 shots in triple-overtime victory over Red Wings in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final at Detroit (and is 5-1 lifetime in overtime playoff games). 2006-07: Finished 3rd in NHL with 40 wins – second-highest single-season total in Penguins' history, behind only Tom Barrasso's 43 in 1992-93 ... Set team record for most starts by a goaltender in a single season (67) ... Stopped 46 of 48 shots, including a penalty shot, in first NHL game – 3-0 loss vs. Los Angeles (10/10/03) ... Was NHL Rookie of the Month in October, 2003. 2004-05: Set new Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) team records for wins, shutouts, minutes played and games played by a goaltender. 2003-04: Won second straight silver medal at Junior WC. 2002-03: Won silver medal at Junior WC, named tournament's Top Goaltender and was first Canadian goaltender credited with an assist ... Played in CHL Top Prosp cts Game and named player of the game for his team ... Won Michael Bossy Trophy as QMJHL's top professional prospect and named QMJHL Defensive Player of the Year. 2001-02: Won gold with Canada's men's summer under-18 team at the 2001 Six Nations Cup in Czech Republic. 2000-01: Played with Team Quebec at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in New Glasgow, N.S. (9th).