Golden Knights newspaper ad thanks Marc-Andre Fleury

Published August 2, 2021 at 8:14

Marc-Andre Fleury's time with the Golden Knights ended rocky. He was traded from Vegas to Chicago last week, but the team did not inform him and he found out on Twitter. Fleury was considering retiring from hockey until he announced yesterday that he'll join the Blackhawks for the 2021-22 season.

The Golden Knights ran a full-page ad in the Las Vegas Review-Journal to thank Fleury before he chose Chicago.

"June 21, 2017. 'From the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Vegas Golden Knights select Marc-Andre Fleury.'

The first time you brought the Fortress to its feet. Since you surprised us all by walking on stage during the Expansion Draft, you have delivered more incredible memories to this city than we could have ever imagined." the newspaper statement said.

The Golden Knights went on to add "The inaugural season playoff run. The Superman save. The Gold Pads. The acrobatics in the crease. The way you would subtly thank the post after a shot clanged the iron. Pets were named after you and life-size sculptures of chocolate were built for you. And who could forget all the doughnuts? The passion you played with and your love of the game was infectious. After a huge win on home ice, the smile through your mask was big enough to be seen from the Strip all the way to Sorel."

The full statement can be found here.
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Golden Knights newspaper ad thanks Marc-Andre Fleury

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