Hockey Marc-Andre Fleury, who was awarded the NHL’s best goalkeeper last season, was replaced by a Finnish farm striker

Mikael Hakkarainen moves to the Vegas Golden Knights in a deal where the team got rid of Marc-Andre Fleury’s contract.

Hockey The Vegas Golden Knights, who play in the NHL, have been traded by the goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleuryn Chicago Blackhawks.

Barter in the other direction of the trip Mikael Hakkarainen, A Finnish striker who has appeared in Blackhawks’ farm teams in the AHL and ECHL for the past few seasons.

NHL’s number one booking in 2003 Fleury won the Vezina Trophy Award for Best NHL Goalkeeper this season. The Canadian guard’s response rate at the end of the regular season was 92.8.

Hakkarainen, 23, is Blackhawks ’fifth-round booking from 2018. So far, the Joker bred has not played a game on NHL ice.

On the market the reason is the 36-year-old Fleury contract and the NHL salary cap. The Canadian has one year left on the contract, which guarantees him an annual salary of $ 7 million.

After the deal, the Golden Knights will be left with another rather high-paying goalkeeper. Swedish Robin Lehner the contract, with an average salary of $ 5 million, runs until summer 2025.

Sportsnet channel hockey supplier Elliotte Friedman tweeted that rumors said Fleury would be about to end his career for family reasons if he were traded out of the Golden Knights.



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