Knights ink Fleury to 3-year ex­ten­sion

The Beacon Herald - - SPORTS - W.G. RAMIREZ THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

LAS VE­GAS — The Ve­gas Golden Knights have agreed to terms with three-time Stan­ley Cup cham­pion goalie Marc-An­dre Fleury on a three-year con­tract ex­ten­sion worth an av­er­age of $7 mil­lion a year.

Fleury had one year re­main­ing on his con­tract. The ex­ten­sion an­nounced Fri­day would keep him with Ve­gas through the 2021-22 sea­son, cre­at­ing the pos­si­bil­ity that the 33-year-old Fleury could end his ca­reer with the Golden Knights.

Fleury helped the Golden Knights to the Pa­cific Di­vi­sion ti­tle and an ap­pear­ance in the 2018 Stan­ley Cup Fi­nal in their in­au­gu­ral sea­son.

The Golden Knights se­lected Fleury in the 2017 ex­pan­sion draft from the Pen­guins. He won 29 games last sea­son, in­clud­ing the 400th vic­tory of his ca­reer. He reg­is­tered the best sta­tis­ti­cal reg­u­lar sea­son of his ca­reer with a goal­sagainst av­er­age of 2.24 and a save per­cent­age of .927. He has 404 ca­reer wins in 737 games between Pitts­burgh (691 games) and Ve­gas (46) and ranks 11th in vic­to­ries in NHL his­tory.

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