Marc-Andre Fleury, 36, a first-time Vezina Trophy finalist

May 22, 2021; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) takes a breather against the Minnesota Wild in game four of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Goaltenders Marc-Andre Fleury, Philipp Grubauer and Andrei Vasilevskiy were announced Tuesday as the three finalists for the 2020-21 Vezina Trophy.

Fleury, 36 and playing in his 17th NHL season, is a first-time finalist for the league’s top netminder award.

He was 26-10-0 with six shutouts, a .928 save percentage and a 1.98 goals-against average for the Vegas Golden Knights in the regular season.

Fleury partnered with Robin Lehner to capture the William M. Jennings Trophy as the goaltenders on the squad that allowed the fewest goals in 2020-21.

Grubauer, 29, is another first-time finalist after compiling a 30-9-1 record with a league-high seven shutouts, a .922 save percentage and a 1.95 GAA for the Colorado Avalanche.

Vasilevskiy, 26, was the Vezina winner in 2018-19 and is a finalist for the fourth straight year. He led the league in wins (31-10-1) and posted a .925 save percentage, 2.21 GAA and five shutouts for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The winners of the 2021 NHL Awards will be revealed during the Stanley Cup semifinals and Stanley Cup Final, with exact dates and times to be announced.

–Field Level Media

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