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Marc-Andre Fleury gets severely emotional for final moment in his career

Published February 11, 2024 at 3:39 PM
BY JOSHUA
     
There are times in the world of sports when competition and rivalries are set aside. The honor comes before the great game and one of the NHL's longest-tenured goalies was honored last night.

Marc Andre-Fleury is a legendary, Stanley Cup-winning goalie who deserves respect for his contributions to the game of hockey.

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He was given that as he reached 1,000 games played in the NHL and the Minnesota Wild and his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins took on each other that night. But both teams honored Fleury with a touching tribute video.






Fleury was given the respect he was due, as his former coach Mike Sullivan expressed his support for the goalie and his accomplishments.

This speaks highly of Flower, as around the league the goalie is known as a great person and an all-around nice guy.

Fleury went from being a top 2003 NHL draft pick to acquiring 3 Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins and his imprint on the sport will be left for a lifetime.

It may be possible we are all witnessing the end of his NHL career, so we better take it in and appreciate his contributions to the sport.

His impact on the sport will be measured on and off the ice, despite us knowing how high his hockey IQ was, how skillful of a goalie he is, and how much integrity he has.

Emotions rode high, as we saw a demonstration of how much of a legacy Fleury will leave behind. His 1000 games in the sport, left an impact on us all and we have to respect his storied career.

Fleury is one of the league's iconic figures and when he leaves the game, we will not be better for it.

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