#4: Marc-Andre Fleury, Minnesota Wild
2021-22 Stats: 56 Games, 28-23-5 Record, 2.90 GAA, .908 Save %, 4 Shutouts
Not the lights out numbers we’ve come to know from the great Marc-Andre Fleury, but still very much a quality goaltender in this league at age 37.
Fleury spent most of last season with the Blackhawks, but his numbers improved considerably after being acquired by the Wild late in the season. With quality play in front of him, Fleury still has all the tools to be in the top half of the league’s best goaltenders.
What will be interesting about this season is will Fleury finally start to show some regression as he’s getting towards the end of his illustrious career. That remains to be seen, but until he gives us reason to say he’s done, we should assume he’ll keep putting up strong numbers.
The Wild are difficult to put a peg on coming into the season. Maybe they’re good enough to finish second behind the Avalanche, or maybe they take a step back and fall on the playoff bubble. One thing we know is they’ll always have a decent chance with Fleury in net.