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6. Marc-Andre Fleury

6. Marc-Andre Fleury

Marc-Andre Fleury was the First Overall Draft Pick of 2003 would actually start in net for the Pittsburgh Penguins that year as an 18-year old, making him the youngest ever to start in between the pipes.  He would get better annually and would be the starting Goalie in the Pens Stanley Cup Championship in 2009.  While he was not a threat for the Vezina as a Penguin, he was a steady presence for Pittsburgh and a definite asset for Pittsburgh as they made their Championship runs.  He would help Pittsburgh win the 2016 Cup (though played sparingly due to post-concussion syndrome) and again in 2017, where he backstopped them to their fifth Championship.  

While there was no question that the Penguins had a star Goalie, they had Matt Murray in tow and left him unprotected for the Vegas Golden Knights to take him in the Expansion Draft, and he would take them to the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Overall, he would have 375 Wins with a 2.58 Goals Against Average as a Pittsburgh Penguin, incredible numbers that will be hard for another netminder in the Steel City to surpass.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Goalie
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 1st Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/21/03.
  • Departed: Selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the Expansion Draft 6/21/17.
  • Games Played: 691
  • Notable Statistics: 375 Wins
    216 Losses
    68 Ties
    44 Shutouts
    2.58 GAA
    .912 Save Percentage
    120.3 Goalie Point Shares
    62-51 Record, 2.65 GAA in 115 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (2009, 2016 & 2017)
    All-Star (2011 & 2015)
    Most Shutouts (2015)

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