Marc-Andre Fleury, Golden Knights Agree to 3-Year Contract Extension

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 13, 2018

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) in the third period overtime the shootout session of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Denver. Colorado won 2-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
David Zalubowski/Associated Press

After helping the Vegas Golden Knights reach the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on Friday signed a new contract with the team. 

Fleury announced through the team's official Twitter account that he signed a three-year extension:

Per NHL.com's Gary Lawless, Fleury will earn an average of $7 million per season on his new contract.

When the Golden Knights were filling out their roster during the NHL expansion draft in June 2017, Fleury was revealed as the franchise's 29th pick. He was left unprotected by the Pittsburgh Penguins, who drafted him No. 1 overall in 2003.

The 33-year-old Fleury went 29-13-4 in 46 starts for the Golden Knights and set career-best totals with a 2.24 goals-against average and .927 save percentage. 

The 1967-68 St. Louis Blues are the only team in NHL history besides Vegas to reach the Stanley Cup Final in its first season. The Golden Knights were defeated in the championship series by the Washington Capitals in five games.

Related

    Top Highlights from Saturday 🔥

    Vegas Golden Knights logo
    Vegas Golden Knights

    Top Highlights from Saturday 🔥

    Steve Silverman
    via Bleacher Report

    Golden Knights Pound Penguins – Marchessault Gets Hat Trick

    Vegas Golden Knights logo
    Vegas Golden Knights

    Golden Knights Pound Penguins – Marchessault Gets Hat Trick

    The Canadian Press
    via The Hockey Writers

    Disallowed goal turning point for Golden Knights in win against Pens

    Vegas Golden Knights logo
    Vegas Golden Knights

    Disallowed goal turning point for Golden Knights in win against Pens

    Justin Emerson
    via Las Vegas Sun

    Year 2 Game 50: Golden Knights defeat Penguins 7-3 thanks to Marchessault’s hat trick

    Vegas Golden Knights logo
    Vegas Golden Knights

    Year 2 Game 50: Golden Knights defeat Penguins 7-3 thanks to Marchessault’s hat trick

    Knights On Ice
    via Knights On Ice