Trade rumors of a possible trade have been swirling for some time, and it looks like the Golden Knights have finally traded their superstar Goalie. According to reports, the Vegas Knights are trading Marc-André Fleury to the Chicago Blackhawks.
The trade ends Fleury’s four-year run as the face of the franchise. Fleury was a respected leader in the locker room, and helped the second-youngest team reach the Stanley Cup Final in its first season. He went 117-60-14 in 192 appearances with the Knights and posted a 2.41 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.
Fleury was the 2020-2021 Vezina Trophy winner, given to the league’s best goalie. He had a save rate of .928, which ranked 3rd in the entire league. The 36-year-old will be traded to the Blackhawks in exchange for forward Mikael Hakkarainen.
The Golden Knights create $7 million in cap savings with the trade.
There are also some reports that Fleury didn’t find out about the trade until he saw it on Twitter.
The three-time Cup champion was also reportedly contemplating retirement if he was moved from VGK, citing family reasons.
Regardless of if he shows up this year, or ends up retiring, Fleury had a great four seasons with the Golden Knights.
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