Marc-Andre Fleury wearing the Minnesota Wild's alternate jerseys
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Marc-Andre Fleury's Historic Milestone: Entering the NHL's Elite Circle of Legendary Goalies

Published December 31, 2023 at 5:09 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY
     
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has officially joined one of the most elite clubs of goaltenders ever as he has reached the 1000-game milestone.

Marc-Andre Fleury Reaches His 1000th NHL Game



Originally first overall drafted over two decades ago, Marc-Andre Fleury has become one of the best goaltenders of the modern era and has proved to show no signs of slowing down.

Today, the Minnesota Wild faced off against the Winnipeg Jets where Fleury and the future Hall-of-Famer reached an incredible milestone: 1000 career NHL games played. The feat has only been achieved by Fleury, Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo, and Patrick Roy.


The NHL released a statement congratulating Fleury on joining this elite club.

"A Flower in full bloom 🌸

Marc-Andre Fleury joins Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo, and Patrick Roy as the only goalies in NHL history to reach the 1,000 games played mark.

Congratulations on this incredible achievement, Flower!"


Congratulations on 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ games Marc-Andre Fleury!

He joins an exclusive club as the fourth goaltender to reach the milestone.


Fleury would unfortunately go on to lose his 1000th game as the Winnipeg Jets took down the Wild 3-2 with the Jets getting goals from Adam Lowry, Vladislav Namestnikov, and Dominic Toninato while the Wild were unable to beat Connor Hellebuyck.

Fleury Receives Hundreds Of Heartwarming Messages



Many were quick to voice their appreciate for Fleury with him receiving hundreds of congratulations on social media.


Milestone moments in full bloom for Marc-Andre Fleury 🌸

Congratulations to the @mnwild goaltender on his 1,000th NHL game!


Congratulations to Marc-Andre Fleury, who plays in his 1000th game today. 👏🌸

The fans in the building for his 1000th game also gave him plenty of applause.


Marc-Andre Fleury given solo lap treatment for his 1,000th game.

We congratulate Fleury on the impressive milestone and wish him all the best with the rest of his Hall-of-Fame NHL career.

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