Minnesota Wild Get Marc-Andre Fleury at the Deadline

Marc-Andre Fleury has been traded after much speculation that was well covered leading up to the NHL trade deadline.

It was his first year with the Chicago Blackhawks after playing his career with Pittsburgh and Vegas before that. The 37-year-old goalie won the Vezina Trophy given to the best goalie in the NHL last season. He was the No. 1 overall pick and also is a three-time Stanley Cup winner.

Fleury had to waive his no-trade clause to join the Wild and will be an unrestricted free agent after the season ends. He still has a lot to offer a NHL franchise. Check out the video below of him recently attempting a bare-handed save.

To get him the Wild had to give up a 2022 conditional first-round draft pick that would turn into a second rounder if the Wild don’t make the Western Conference finals. The Wild also traded away Kaapo Kahkonen to the San Jose Sharks to make room for Fleury.

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Fleury is expected to serve as the backup in Monday night’s game for Cam Talbot.

The Wild currently have 60 wins on the season and look like they are in a good position to make the playoffs. Fleury will look to take this team to the next level.

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