After trading Marc-Andre Fleury to the Chicago Blackhawks connected Tuesday, the Golden Knights thanked Fleury successful a full-page advertisement that ran successful the Review-Journal connected Sunday.
The Knights thanked the 2021 Vezina victor for each his contributions to the Southern Nevada assemblage some connected and disconnected the crystal including his passionateness for his game, his infectious grin and helping Las Vegas heal aft the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting that near 60 dead.
Here is the full connection from the Knights:
“June 21, 2017.
‘From the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Vegas Golden Knights prime Marc-Andre Fleury.’
The archetypal clip you brought the Fortress to its feet.
Since you amazed america each by walking connected signifier during the Expansion Draft, you person delivered much unthinkable memories to this metropolis than we could person ever imagined.
The inaugural play playoff run. The Superman save. The Gold Pads. The acrobatics successful the crease. The mode you would subtly convey the station aft a changeable clanged the iron. Pets were named aft you and life-size sculptures of cocoa were built for you. And who could hide each the doughnuts? The passionateness you played with and your emotion of the crippled was infectious. After a immense triumph connected location ice, the grin done your disguise was large capable to beryllium seen from the Strip each the mode to Sorel.
The @GoldenKnights bought a full-page advertisement successful Sunday's @reviewjournal thanking Marc-Andre Fleury for the "indelible mark" helium near connected the franchise and the Las Vegas community. #VegasBorn pic.twitter.com/s4gKKPLsO5
— David Schoen 🗞🏒 (@DavidSchoenLVRJ) August 1, 2021
The stats? They talk for themselves. First ballot, nary doubt. But you cognize what’s adjacent much impressive? The contributions you made to our assemblage disconnected the ice. Those were arsenic — if not much — awesome than your contributions connected it. You were determination during our city’s darkest time. You gave anticipation erstwhile it was needed most. You gave america reasons to cheer. You helped america persevere. You and your household continually recovered ways to springiness backmost and marque our location a amended place.
When your sanction was called connected that Wednesday nighttime successful precocious June of 2017, we yet landed a subordinate and a idiosyncratic that would permission an indelible people connected our franchise and our full city. It genuinely was an grant having you a portion of the Vegas Golden Knights our archetypal 4 seasons and an adjacent bigger grant having you a portion of our Southern Nevada community.
The Dude is — and ever volition beryllium — the Man.
From the Vegas Golden Knights enactment and each our Vegas Born fans, convey you, Flower. We privation you and your household each the champion successful your adjacent chapter.”
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