Fleury starred with the Canadian team that won a silver medal at 2003 World Junior Championship in Halifax. Was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, to the All-Star team, as well as Top Goaltender after a brilliant performance, particularly in Canada's 3-2 loss to Russia in the Final.
He was one of the few undrafted players (and the only such player on Canada) to compete in the 2003 World Juniors and would go on to become the first overall pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Also played on the Canadian Junior team that lost 4-3 to U.S. in the gold medal game in 2004 in Helsinki.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic