The Vegas Golden Knights have traded goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Mikael Hakkarainen.
Bob McKenzie: “CHI’s leverage here is that it could absorb MAF’s full cap hit and the Hawks were NOT on MAF’s 10-team no-trade list. So, given that MAF did NOT want to play anywhere other than VGK, here’s a question: Will he report to the Hawks? Or, at age 36, might he contemplate retirement?”
Puck Pedia: The 36-year old Fleury is in the last year of his deal at a $7 million cap hit. The 23-year old Hakkarainen is in the last year of his entry-level deal.
Here’s Fleury’s improbable career trajectory, measured by cumulative goals saved above expected. It’s like a regular age curve turned upside-down. pic.twitter.com/PcGHTDXn6o
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 27, 2021