Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury To A Four-Year Extension


The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday that they have re-signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, 29, to a four-year, $23 million contract extension.

The agreement begins with the 2015-16 season and runs through the 2018-19 campaign. The average annual value is reported to be $5.75 million.

The Sorel, Quebec, native has gotten off to a great start this season, posting a 7-2 record, a 1.89 goals-against-average, and a .931 save percentage. Fleury is tied with Darcy Kuemper of the Wild for the league lead in shutouts with three apiece in nine starts. For the first time in his career, he put up back-to-back shutouts in his previous two starts.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound netminder is the Pens’ all-time regular-season leader in wins with 295, games played with 540, and shutouts with 31. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, when the former 2003 No. 1 draft pick does collect win No. 300, he will not only be the 31st netminder in history to reach that plateau, he will be one of the youngest goaltenders to reach that milestone.

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His 52 postseason victories are second to Tom Barrasso‘s 56 in team history. Fleury owns the team record for postseason shutouts with eight while Barrasso is second with six. Both men won 16 contests during a playoff run with Barrasso winning 16 of 21 in 1991-1992 while Fleury won 16 out of 24 in 2008-2009.

During the 2009 Stanley Cup championship run, Fleury helped Pittsburgh clinch all four series on the road, including a pair of Game 7 victories.

The Black and Gold head to the MTC Centre in Winnipeg on Thursday, Nov. 6 to take on the Jets (7-5-1, 15 points). The puck is set to drop at 8 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.