Penguins sign goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to four-year, $23M extension

Wednesday November 5th, 2014

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday that they've signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a four-year contract extension.

The deal is worth $23 million and begins with the 2015-16 season, keeping him in Pittsburgh through 2018-19. 

"I believe in Marc-Andre Fleury, as the team does," said general manager Jim Rutherford. "He’s won before and he will win again. We’re very pleased to have him signed long term."

Fleury is a former No. 1 draft pick by the Penguins in 2003 and is the longest-tenured player on the team. The 29-year-old has more wins than any other goalie over the last seven years and is five wins shy of becoming the 31st NHL goalie to win 300 career games. 

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Last season, the veteran went 39-18-5 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.37 goals against average. This season, he is currently tied for the NHL-lead with three shutouts and is 7-2-0 with a 1.89 GAA. 

A native of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Fleury is the Penguins all-time regular-season leader in wins (295), games played (540) and shutouts (31) and was the team MVP in 2010-11. 

The Penguins (8-2-1) play the Winnipeg Jets (7-5-1) on Thursday. 

- Molly Geary

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