Marc-Andre Fleury's Time in Minnesota May Be Coming to an End

Published July 31, 2023 at 11:30 PM

The Minnesota Wild wrapped up a contract extension for young goaltender Filip Gustavsson on Monday morning. He was signed to a 3-year 11.25 million dollar contract with an average annual value (AAV) of 3.75 million dollars a year. With Marc-Andre Fleury also on the roster and playing well enough to start fans and insiders have started to speculate his future.

Is Gustavsson Worth The Extension?

Gustavsson had a fantastic first season in Minnesota finishing the season with a 2.10 goals-against average and a 0.931 save percentage. These numbers are fantastic for an NHL goalie in the modern era. The problem lies in the fact that this was Gustavsson's first full season of NHL action. He has never had to be the lead guy for an NHL team especially a contending one. But with his age and statistical profile it's easy to see where he could take over the net from Fleury.

Will Fleury Want To Be A Backup?

Marc-Andre Fleury has been the main starter on basically every NHL team he has ever played on. This prompts the question of whether Fleury would even want to be a backup goalie or if he would prefer to be moved. Often star goalies struggle to make the transition from starter to backup.

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Marc-Andre Fleury's Time in Minnesota May Be Coming to an End

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