CHICAGO (CBS) — Blackhawks goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is now a member of a super-exclusive club.
Fleury has now become the third member of the 500-win club – joining all-time great goalies Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy.READ MORE: No Changes To Chicago Travel Advisory; Every State Remains On The List For 3rd Week In A Row
Making the accomplishment even more special, Fleury did it in Montreal Thursday night – against his hometown team the Canadiens.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Killed, Five Other Juveniles Wounded In Trio Of Shootings In Chicago On Tuesday
“The NHL always seemed too far ahead; too good for me – and I never really thought I was actually going to make it, and I just kept playing and trying my best,” Fleury said. “When I come back here, it’s always special – when I come to Montreal and play here – just because I’ve grown up idolizing them.”MORE NEWS: Car Crashes Into Catering Business In Edgewater, Causing Gas Leak
Fleury said he has gotten booed in Montreal a number of times as an opposing goalie there, but on Thursday night, the crowd was chanting his name as the final seconds ticked off.