The Minnesota Wild had a very fun weekend. They aren't that good of a team this year but a few fun storylines are going on right now.
Their goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is just about done in his NHL career that has seen so much success.
He hasn't formally announced his retirement after this season or anything like that but some people are inferring it based on the fact that he is 39 years old.
Fleury has done just about everything you can ask a goalie to do in the NHL. He is the league's second all-time winningest goalie, he has won the Stanley Cup three times, and he is a Vezina Trophy winner.
Marc-Andre Fleury is one of the best goalies in National Hockey League history
In his career, he is 553-324-94 in 1009 games played split between the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vegas Golden Knights, Chicago Blackhawks, and Minnesota Wild. He has a career 2.59 goals against average and a .912 save percentage.
On Saturday night, the Wild recognized Fleury for reaching 1000 games. It happened to come against the team he had the most success with which is the Pittsburgh Penguins.
It was an incredible ceremony to celebrate one of the greatest goalies in NHL history. Not only was he amazing at stopping pucks, but he was outstanding at bringing smiles to people's faces with his smile and ability to bring people joy through his personality. The NHL is a better place for having him.
In the game that followed, the Wild pulled out a big 3-2 victory over the Penguins on Fleury's special night. He made 34 saves on 36 shots in the win. It meant a lot to him as he celebrated with his teammates following the big win.
It was an emotional night as Fleury got to go through it with his family there and some special former teammates on the other side. He should be very proud of his 1000 games as he became a living legend during that time.
There is no doubt that Fleury will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer when he decides to hang them up. He will be remembered for all of the great things he did for the league both on and off the ice.