Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marc-Andre Fleury
Marc-Andre Fleury was born November 28, 1984 in Sorel, Quebec. The first round, first overall selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Fleury is a graduate of the QMJHLs Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

Only the second goalie to drafted first overall, the other being Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders in 2000, Fleury was workhorse with Cape Breton in his three seasons with the team (2000-2003) and was stellar in goal for Canada at the 2003 World Junior Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Even though, Canada came up short in the Gold Medal game against Russia, Fleury was named the tournaments Top Goaltender.

After a strong training camp, the Penguins opted to keep their first round pick as part of their opening night roster. Fleury went on to play 22 games with the Penguins during the 2003-04 season before the team opted to return him to his junior team in the second half of the season. While with the Pens, Fleury compiled a 4-14-2 record with a 3.64 goals against average on a young and rebuilding club and saw limited action with the team's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Prior to rejoining his junior club, Fleury was lent to Canada's World Junior team for the 2004 World Junior Championships. For a second consecutive year, Fleury backstopped Canada to the Gold Medal game, only to come up short once again, falling to the favoured US team.

Fleury spent yet another season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the NHL lockout as the Pittsburgh Penguins continued to rebuild their franchise. When play resumed in 2005-06, Fleury battled out of the AHL to grab the Penguins starting role. However, the Penguins finished last in the Eastern Conference that season and the club allowed a league-worst 316 goals as Fleury struggled to find his confidence.

Over the next two seasons, the play of both Fleury and the Penguins improved significantly. The club's line-up now featured rising superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as the Penguins returned as an Eastern Conferece threat.

In his third full NHL season, Fleury missed 34 regular season games due to a high ankle sprain but returned to post a 10-2-4 record, leading the Penguins back into the playoffs. He continued his torrid play in the Stanley Cup playoffs, going 14-6 as the Penguins reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1992. After a hard-fought six-game Stanley Cup Final, Fleury and the star-studded Penguins were ousted on home ice by the Detroit Red Wings.

In 2008-09, Fleury and his Penguins would avenge their loss in the finals of the previous season by beating the Red Wings in a 7 game series that went right down to the wire. Battling back from a 2 games to none deficit, the Penguins would hoist Lord Stanley's Cup on the road, as Detroit had done a year earlier.

During the 2015-16 season, Fleury recorded a career-best 2.29 goal-against-average and posted a solid .921 save percentage. However he suffered a late-season concussion and was not able to start the post-season with the Penguins. He did manage to appear in a pair playoff games for the club, as the Penguins marched to the fourth Stanley Cup title in franchise history.

On the international stage, Fleury was part of the Canadian team that captured gold on home soil at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1999-00 C.C. Lemoyne Riverains QAAA 15 4 9 0 1 2.77
2000-01 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 35 12 13 2 0 4.05 2 0 1 0 0 7.50
2001-02 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 55 26 14 8 2 2.78 16 9 7 0 0 3.29
2002-03 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 51 17 24 6 2 3.36 4 0 4 0 0 4.47
2002-03 Canada WJC-A 5 2 2 1 1 1.57
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 21 4 14 2 1 3.64
2003-04 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 10 8 1 1 0 1.98 4 1 3 0 0 3.10
2003-04 Canada WJC-A 5 4 1 0 1 1.81
2003-04 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 2 0 1 0 0 3.90
2004-05 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 54 26 19 4 5 2.52 4 0 2 0 0 4.36
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 50 13 27 6 1 3.25
2005-06 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 12 10 2 0 0 1.57 5 2 3 0 0 3.48
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 40 16 9 5 2.83 5 1 4 0 0 3.76
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 35 19 10 2 4 2.33 20 14 6 0 3 1.97
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 5 3 2 0 0 1.42
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 35 18 7 4 2.67 24 16 8 0 0 2.61
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 37 21 6 1 2.65 13 7 6 0 1 2.78
2009-10 Canada Olympics
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 65 36 20 5 3 2.32 7 3 4 1 2.52
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 42 17 4 3 2.36 6 2 4 0 4.63
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 33 23 8 0 1 2.39 5 2 2 1 3.52
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 64 39 18 5 5 2.37 13 7 6 2 2.40
2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 64 34 20 9 10 2.32 5 1 4 0 2.12
2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 35 17 6 5 2.29 2 0 1 0 3.04
NHL Totals 653 357 206 61 43 2.55 100 53 45 0 8 2.65


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011, 2015)
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