Carlyle’s two hockey players currently in the NHL returned home on Saturday.
Haydn Fleury, who is a defenceman with the Carolina Hurricanes, and his younger brother Cale, a blue-liner with the Montreal Canadiens, were in the community for an autograph session with local fans.
They signed jerseys and other memorabilia from their respective NHL teams. Many fans turned out to greet the local stars, to pose for pictures with them and to discuss the brothers’ success during the past season.
The Fleury brothers’ jerseys will be permanently displayed at the rink.
Haydn’s agent Gerry Johansson of the Sports Corporation was responsible for the photos that were handed out that day.
The 2019-20 season was a memorable one for the brothers. It started out in their first game, when Haydn’s Hurricanes faced off against Cale’s Canadiens. It was also Cale’s first career NHL game.
Haydn scored his first goal in the NHL on Oct. 18 of last year in a game against the Anaheim Ducks. He finished the season with four goals and 14 points in 45 games played. In the postseason, inside the Eastern Conference’s bubble in Toronto, Haydn had two goals in eight games as the Hurricanes lost in five games in the NHL’s Round of 16 to the Boston Bruins.
As for Cale, his finished his rookie NHL season with one goal in 41 games played. He scored his first NHL goal Nov. 16 against the New Jersey Devils.
Cale also played for the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League last season.