Fleury wins Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goaltender
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is the 2021 winner of the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top player at the position.
Here's how the voting broke down:
Fleury combined with teammate Robin Lehner to win the Jennings Trophy for allowing the league's fewest goals as a tandem in 2021.
It was a shortened campaign, but Fleury had arguably the best regular season of his career at age 36. He authored a personal-best .928 save percentage while going 26-10-0 and notching six shutouts.
The three-time Stanley Cup winner posted the NHL's fourth-best goals saved above expected (11.74) and seventh-best goals saved above average (8.36) at five-on-five this season, according to Evolving Hockey.
Vasilevskiy led the NHL in wins in 2021, going 31-10-1 with a .925 save percentage while starting all 42 of his appearances.
Only two puck-stoppers played more games than he did this season, and yet he ranked third in goals saved above average (14.27) and seventh in goals saved above expected (8.03) at five-on-five.
Grubauer went 30-9-1 with a .922 save percentage while starting 39 of his 40 games in 2021. The 29-year-old also tied for the league lead with seven shutouts. His underlying numbers weren't as favorable, though, as he produced minus-2.95 GSAx and only 1.86 GSAA at five-on-five.
All NHL general managers vote annually to determine the Vezina Trophy finalists and winner.
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