Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury Reminisces in Player’s Tribune Article

Jun 13, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) carries the Stanley Cup onto the field before the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 13, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) carries the Stanley Cup onto the field before the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Former Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was picked up by the Vegas Golden Knights last week after nearly 14 years with the Pens.

His dismissal caused a lot of heartbreak and sadness among the Pittsburgh Penguins and their fans. The three-time Stanley Cup winner embraced his new team and went to Vegas like a champ. He made it clear that he did everything for the city of Pittsburgh and he will never forget Penguins fans.

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Well now, Fleury went ahead and wrote a letter to the city of Pittsburgh on the Player’s Tribune entitled, “Thank You, Pittsburgh”.

Thank You, Pittsburgh

In the letter, Fleury recalls his most memorable moments as a Penguin in the city of Pittsburgh. He reminisces on his past, leading readers from his moments being drafted first overall in 2003 to winning his third Stanley Cup just a couple of weeks ago.

Although he won three Cups, the last two were with him playing backup.

“Saying that the last few weeks have been bittersweet would be an understatement,” Fleury said in the piece. “I wish I could have been in net for my last game as a Penguin. But we raised the Cup, again, and it made all the sacrifices worthy.”

He ended the piece with thanks to his various teammates, his family, and of course the fans. It has been an emotional week for all us Penguins fans, but now we may simply praise Fleury for all he has given us and look forward to when he returns to Pittsburgh as a Golden Knight.

To read the entire piece at the Player’s Tribune, click HERE.