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Fleury wins Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goaltender

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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.

Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Philipp Grubauer of the Colorado Avalanche were the other finalists.

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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