After 17 major league seasons, three Stanley Cups and a career year at age 36, Marc-Andre Fleury is a winner of the Vezina Trophy.
The veteran Vegas Golden Knights goalkeeper has been named the winner of the 2021 trophy for the league’s best goalkeeper, culminating an impressive season for the former Pittsburgh Penguin.
Fleury’s victory at Vezina comes in the first nomination of his career in nearly two decades, rewarding what has been an excellent race thus far in Las Vegas.
After a 13-year tenure in Pittsburgh that saw him contribute to three titles after being selected first overall in 2003, Fleury featured one of the best seasons of his career when he first arrived in the desert in 2017-18, ending fifth in Vezina voting that year.
His .927 save percentage, the best of his career that season, was surpassed only by his .928 this season, accompanied by an average of 1.98 against his career best and six shutouts.
In the elite exhibition 2020-21, Fleury took home the William M. Jennings Trophy alongside Robin Lehner this year as well, and also saw “The Flower” move to third place in all-time wins by a netminder of the NHL.