For years, Marc-Andre Fleury was one of the last holdouts using a wood stick.

Now that he’s in a composite model from True, the Minnesota Wild goalie also has a uniquely shaped custom shoulder with a reverse curve on the top, or thumb side of his blocker.

Fleury, who is five games from becoming the fourth goalie ever to play 1,000 games (and quite possibly the last to reach that milestone), kindly showed InGoal his custom grip and explained why he likes it, and who inspired it, as he came off the ice from a morning skate. Actually, Fleury did more than just explain it, dropping into a butterfly to show exactly why he likes it:

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