Marc-Andre Fleury Reveals The Date That He'll Hang up The Skates For Good

Published April 29, 2023 at 10:40

With the Minnesota Wild now officially out of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs after being eliminated by the Dallas Stars, all eyes have turned to veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. The three-time Stanley Cup champion has a contract for next season, but at 38 years old, there have been some murmurs about whether he might consider retirement following the end of the Wild's post-season run. After last night's game, Fleury addressed those questions.

In response to inquiries about his plans, Fleury made it clear that he intends to continue playing in the 2023-24 season, but added that "that might be it." It's evident that Fleury is reaching the end of his storied career and has little left to prove on the ice. At this point, his decision to continue playing is more a matter of wanting to than feeling obligated to do so.

Fleury made clear he plans to play one more year and then «that might be it.»

Whenever Fleury decides to retire, he will undoubtedly be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, likely in his first year of eligibility. He'll then begin a new journey of life alongside his wife, Veronique Larosee Fleury, and their three children.

Although Fleury was primarily relegated to backup status during this year's playoffs, losing the starter's role to Filip Gustavsson, he did play in 46 games during the regular season. Despite the setback in the playoffs, Fleury remains a highly respected and accomplished goaltender who will go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game.

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