The Vegas Golden Knights comparison goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from a Pittsburgh Penguins in a NHL enlargement breeze on Wednesday night.
Fleury took a theatre during T-Mobile Arena in a mint Vegas jersey, and his new fans welcomed him to city with rough cheers.
“I didn’t know that was coming,” Fleury pronounced about his new fans’ enthusiasm. “I was a small astounded by that. That was a comfortable welcome, and I’m removing vehement about it.”
Fleury began his NHL tour after being selected initial altogether by Pittsburgh in a 2003 draft. At age 18, he done his entrance in a 2003-04 deteriorate and went on to win 3 Stanley Cups with a Penguins in 2009, 2016 and 2017.
After losing his starting pursuit to Matt Murray in Pittsburgh, a 32-year-old Fleury seems roughly certain to be a starter for Vegas with dual years left on his contract.
“Obviously, we’ve got good fans already, carrying sole out a deteriorate tickets and a accepting we had tonight here,” Fleury said. “I’ll give it all I’ve got to win some games and try to get into a village to accommodate people and widespread a word about a Golden Knights.”
Fleury is well-loved by Pittsburgh fans and gave an romantic talk while cleaning out his locker during a finish of a 2016-17 season, positively carrying a feeling it could be his final time in a locker room.
He will be severely missed by his Penguins teammates, and Evgeni Malkin posted a following to Instagram before a proclamation was strictly made.
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