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When the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Marc-Andre Fleury 1st overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft it was considered a very bold move. With the selection, Fleury joined Rick DiPietro as the only two goalies ever selected with the #1 overall pick. It was controversial pick considering such stars as Eric Staal, Thomas Vanek, Nathan Horton and Dion Phaneuf were all available, however, though there has been some growing pains for Fleury along the way it looks to have been a beneficial move for the Penguins' franchise.
Fleury was inconsistent in his early years, and many fans and hockey pundits criticized the Pens for piling too much on the young goaltender too soon. Fleury continued to battle and improve and by the 2007-08 season he had established himself as one of the top tier goaltenders in the game. That season injury limited to just 35 games, but he finished with 4 shutouts and an impressive .921 save percentage. However, it was in the playoffs that he really established himself as a star in the NHL. That year Fleury back-stopped the club to series wins over the Ottawa Senators, the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers, leading his team to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance since 1992. Though Fleury and the Pens would lose in 6 games to the Detroit Red Wings, Fleury's performance that post-season finally earned him the respect of his teammates and peers as one of the NHL's top goaltenders.
The following year Fleury would cement that reputation. He finished the regular season with an impressive 35-18-7 record, and in the 2009 playoffs he absolutely shone. Fleury, along with Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin, carried the Penguins to the finals once again, and once again their opponent was the Red Wings. Fleury helped the Penguins reach a 7th and deciding game, and then showed what he was really made of, stoning the Red Wings' snipers, including with a series-saving stop in the final minute to deliver his Penguins the Stanley Cup.
This season, though he struggled early, Fleury seems to be rounding into form, and when the Pens take to the ice against the Washington Capitals in the middle of Heinz Field on New Year's Day you can bet that he will be between the pipes and hundreds of fans in the crowd will be sporting Marc-Andre Fleury Winter Classic jerseys to support their beloved goalie.