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Patrick Marleau | Center | #12

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 9/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (2) / SJ
Contract: view contract details

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Patrick Marleau scored his sixth goal of the season, with only 22.5 seconds left in regulation, to give San Jose a 3-2 win over the Islanders on Friday.
With the tally the career-Shark now has seven points in 21 games this season. He sits just 13 goals shy of 500 for his career, which considering his 11.1 shooting percentage, he just might reach before season's end. Nov 25 - 8:45 PM

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Patrick Marleau scored his 486th career goal at the 6:43 minute mark of the first period as the San Jose Sharks routed the New Jersey Devils 4-0 Monday night.

Marleau was part of an interesting pattern of goals. His sunk puck came with the teams at even strength. Chris Tierney scored a shorthanded goal earlier in the first, Logan Couture put one in the net during a power play, and Brent Burns was credited with a puck that was knocked in by Kyle Quincey. Tierney gets the tough man designation of the night after taking a shot to the nose early in the third; he went to the locker room for attention, but quickly returned to the ice.
Nov 22 - 1:29 AM

Patrick Marleau moved up to the top line on Saturday and he is expected to stay there for the start of Monday's match with New Jersey.

"He did a tremendous job, just working," Joe Pavelski said of Marleau. "We turned over a lot of pucks, had some chances, had some looks. That's how we have to play." Marleau has scored four goals and one assist in 18 games this year.
Nov 21 - 4:05 PM

Patrick Marleau is hoping to play beyond the 2016-17 campaign.

"Yeah. Oh yeah. Yeah," Marleau said when he was asked if he wants to continue his career beyond this season. Marleau is 37 years old and he'll celebrate his 38th birthday before the 2017-18 campaign begins. He's also in the final season of his three-year, $20 million deal. He might end up needing to move to a new team to extend his career, but as long as he's decent this season there's a good chance he'll attract some interest on the open market. So far he has three goals and four points in 10 games.
Nov 3 - 9:52 AM

Patrick Marleau drew first blood in the San Jose Sharks contest against the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday night, but it was not enough to stem their 3-2 loss.

This snapped a four-game streak in which Marleau was unable to find the back of the net although he had one assist in that span. Notably, his most recent goal before Tuesday night also came in a 3-2 loss to the Penguins on October 20th.
Nov 2 - 1:57 AM

Patrick Marleau scored a goal in the Sharks' 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh Thursday night.

It was Marleau's second goal of the 2016-17 campaign. He's now 17 goals shy of the 500 milestone.
Oct 21 - 10:57 AM

Patrick Marleau scored the game winning goal in the San Jose Sharks 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night.

This was Marleau’s first goal of the game and season. It appeared to be an insurance goal as it put the Sharks up 3-1—and as it turned out they needed the insurance because the Jackets’ Josh Anderson scored only nine seconds later. Last year Marleau scored 25 goals in 82 games, which equaled about one every third contest.
Oct 15 - 9:41 PM

Patrick Marleau was "a little under the weather" on Saturday.

Coach Peter DeBoer said it's "nothing too serious" though. He believes that Marleau should be back on Tuesday.
Oct 1 - 4:25 PM

Patrick Marleau may start on the third line in 2016-17.

The Sharks have some decisions to make at training camp. If Timo Meier makes the team then he could end up playing on the top line and Mikkel Boedker may skate alongside Logan Couture. That could leave Marleau at center or left wing on the third unit. Marleau, who has seen his play decline in the last two years, can become an unrestricted free agent next summer. It's unclear what his future with the Sharks will be, but playing for a new deal could motivate him.
Aug 1 - 12:28 PM

Patrick Marleau wants to stay with the San Jose Sharks.

"Yeah, I have a contract for next year, so looking forward to it," he said. Marleau reportedly indicated to the Sharks earlier this past season that he wouldn't mind being traded to some approved teams. He has full no-trade and no-move clauses in his contract. The veteran forward finally reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2016, but the Sharks ended up losing in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jun 13 - 5:00 PM

Patrick Marleau shifted back to the Sharks' second line during Friday's practice.

Marleau was briefly reassigned to center the third line, but perhaps that move won't stick. He has five goals and 13 points in 20 playoff contests.
Jun 3 - 5:30 PM

Patrick Marleau will not receive supplemental disciplined for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust.

Pierre LeBrun reports that the NHL Department of Player Safety thought the two-minute minor for an illegal hit to the head was sufficient enough for Marleau. Rust is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
May 31 - 11:04 AM

Patrick Marleau doesn't expect to face supplemental discipline for his high hit on Pittsburgh's Bryan Rust on Monday night.

"I don't think so. I kept my shoulder in and elbow in, and everything in," Marleau said. "I just tried to keep everything down. I didn't want to get too high on him." He was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head at 4:47 of the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Marleau had just 10 penalty minutes during the regular season.
May 31 - 8:57 AM

Patrick Marleau found the back of the net in the Sharks' 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 1 Monday night.

Marleau now has five goals and 13 points in 19 playoff games. Tomas Hertl scored the Sharks' other goal. Brent Burns assisted on both markers. Logan Couture and Joonas Donskoi each registered an assist.
May 30 - 11:07 PM

Patrick Marleau played 165 playoff games before reaching his first Stanley Cup Final.

He lost three times in the Conference Finals and needed 16 trips to the playoffs to get to this point. The 36-year-old forward has 64 goals and 115 points in the postseason, including 12 points in 18 games in 2016.

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Patrick Marleau
4Chris Tierney
5Micheal Haley
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Mikkel Boedker
3Matthew Nieto
4Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Tommy Wingels
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7David Schlemko
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell