Marc-Andre Fleury Second all-time

Marc-Andre Fleury Second all-time

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Minnesota’s win over the Islanders helped Marc-Andre Fleury pass Patrick Roy for second on the NHL’s all-time wins list

Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury secured his 552nd NHL career win on Monday with a 6-0 victory over the New York Islanders, surpassing former Colorado Avalanche and Montreal Canadiens goaltender Patrick Roy to claim the second position on the league’s all-time wins chart. Fleury achieved his first shutout of the 2023-24 season by stopping all 21 shots directed at him by the Islanders.

Fleury has an impressive record of 552-324-91 in his 20-year career in the NHL. He also boasts a 2.59 goals-against-average, a .912 save percentage, and has achieved 74 shutouts. Fleury’s accomplishments include winning three Stanley Cups and earning the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender in 2021.

During his tenure in the NHL, Fleury spent a significant amount of time with the Pittsburgh Penguins where he played a crucial role in helping the team win two Stanley Cups. In addition to the Penguins, Fleury also played for other teams such as the Vegas Golden Knights, Chicago Blackhawks, and Wild.

Given that Fleury is ranked number two on the NHL’s all-time wins list, it is worth examining how his achievements compare to those of other legendary goaltenders in the league’s history.

Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur, who played for the New Jersey Devils for all but one season of his 22-year professional career, is widely considered the greatest goaltender in NHL history. Brodeur is the NHL’s all-time wins leader with 691 wins, and he also holds an impressive record of 691-397-154. He maintained a 2.24 goals-against-average, a .912 save percentage, and earned 125 shutouts throughout his career. Brodeur’s 2.24 goals-against-average is one of the best in NHL history, tied for the ninth spot. During his time with the Devils, he helped lead the team to three Stanley Cups (in 1995, 2000, and 2003) and won the Vezina Trophy four times.

Patrick Roy

Patrick Roy, a legendary netminder, holds a remarkable record in NHL history with only Brodeur and now Fleury having more wins. During his 19-year professional career, Roy tallied a record of 551-315-131, with a 2.54 goals-against-average, a .910 save percentage and 66 shutouts. He had a successful career with both the Avalanche and Canadiens, winning four Stanley Cups, and being a three-time Vezina Trophy winner. Roy also appeared in 11 NHL All-Star Games and had the honor of having his jersey retired by both the Avalanche and Canadiens. Many consider Brodeur and Roy as two of the top goalies in NHL history.

Roberto Luongo

Roberto Luongo, a former goaltender for the Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks, had a highly successful career spanning 19 years from 1999 to 2019. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November of the previous year and had a record of 489-392-124, a 2.52 goals-against-average, a .919 save percentage, and 77 shutouts. He currently ranks fourth on the league’s all-time wins list with a total of 489 career victories. Although he may not be considered to be in the same league as Brodeur and Roy, he is still among the best netminders the league has ever seen, up there with Fleury.

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Ed Belfour

Ed Belfour, an undrafted NHL goaltender, had a dominant career throughout the 1990s. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars for most of his career, winning the Vezina Trophy twice. With a record of 484-320-125, a goals-against-average of 2.50, a save percentage of .906, and 76 shutouts, Belfour’s 17-year NHL career was quite impressive. Although his save percentage may not be among the elite goaltenders, he is fourth on the all-time wins list and won a Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999.






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