Vegas Golden Knights Extend Fleury, Believe He is Their Goaltender

Veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has been signed to a three-year extension by the Vegas Golden Knights.

The contract will go into effect after this upcoming season.  Currently, he has a cap hit of $5.75 million and has a modified no trade and no move clause.  His new contract will have a cap hit of $7 million for each of the three years after this season.

The extension will end when he is 36 years old, which would be the 2021-22 NHL season.

This type of extension shows that the Knights believe they have a true leader and starting goalie for the next four seasons through Fleury’s late-30s.  This extension will have a larger cap hit than when the Jets re-signed Connor Hellebuyck a few days prior to the Fleury-extension.

Marc-Andre Fleury won three Stanley Cups with the Penguins and led the Vegas Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Final.  They lost in five, but there is plenty of hope to come for the future of the Golden Knights.

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