Watch: Marc-Andre Fleury met with ovation in return to Pittsburgh

Marc-Andre Fleury (Getty Photographs)

Marc-Andre Fleury gained three championships with the Penguins in thirteen years earlier than he was drafted by the Golden Knights in this season’s enlargement draft. Pittsburgh didn’t need to see him go, however since each staff might solely shield one goalie, the Pens made a troublesome determination.

They determined to shield their goalie of the longer term in 23-yr-previous Matt Murray and the Golden Knights chosen Fleury to be their goalie of the current.

Whereas it was robust to see Fleury depart the group, it might have been much more troublesome for a fan base who noticed him turn out to be the Penguins’ all-time winningest goaltender. So when he returned to Pittsburgh Tuesday for his first recreation since getting drafted by the Golden Knights the followers let him hear it.

Fleury spoke about his return to Pittsburgh prior to the sport.

“It was my house for therefore lengthy,” Fleury advised reporters, by way of USA As we speak. “I met lots of people through the years who have been nice to me. It was a enjoyable time.”