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Patrick Marleau | Winger | #12

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (38) / 9/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (2) / SJ
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As Patrick Marleau gets ready for his 1,500th career NHL game, he made it clear that he doesn't want to think about hanging up his career any time soon.
"I’m going to keep going as long as I can," Marleau said. "I don’t know if my wife’s ready to have me at home full-time yet. If I feel good and still think I can contribute then I’ll keep it going." That's not terribly surprising given that he signed a three-year deal with Toronto over the summer. That being said, by playing on Wednesday he'll already be moving up to 18th place on the all-time games list and it will be interesting to see how far he can climb. Gordie Howe holds the record with 1,787 contests, but Jaromir Jagr (1,714) might pass him this season. Oct 18 - 5:47 PM

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Barring some last minute setback, Wednesday's contest will be the 1,500th of Patrick Marleau's career.

You would have to go back to the 2008-09 campaign to find the last time that Marleau missed a contest. He'll be the 18th player to ever reach the 1,500 games milestone. He'll also pass Mike Modano, who finished his career with 1,499 contests and pull closer to the 17th place Steve Yzerman, who logged 1,514 games.
Oct 18 - 1:41 PM

Patrick Marleau scored a pair of goals in Toronto's 7-2 win over Winnipeg on Wednesday night.

Marleau looked pretty good in his first game as a member of the Maple Leafs. His first goal came midway through the second period to make it 4-0 for the Leafs at the time. His second tally, which extended the lead to 5-0, came just 36 seconds into the third frame. Marleau is a good fit for this young Toronto team, but don't expect him to turn into a goal scoring machine. The Leafs should be happy if he hits the 25-goal mark this season.
Oct 4 - 10:25 PM

Patrick Marleau worked on the power play alongside Auston Matthews on Thursday.

"He (Marleau) is going to be that guy in the middle," Matthews said. "He's an important guy on the power play. He has experience, he knows how to score. He's been around for a while. He can find ways to get open, and make smart simple plays." Coach Mike Babcock still plans to have Zach Hyman play with Matthews and William Nylander in 5-on-5 situations.
Sep 22 - 8:51 AM

Patrick Marleau found the back of the net in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

This was Marleau's first appearance in game action as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The veteran signed with the Leafs as a free agent this summer after spending the first 19 years of his career with the San Jose Sharks. The 38-year-old had 27 goals and 46 points in 82 games with San Jose last season. Don't expect him to carry any fantasy value going into this season, but he'll be a good example for the young Leafs roster.
Sep 19 - 10:30 PM

Patrick Marleau will make his preseason debut with Toronto on Tuesday night.

He is slated to play with Nazem Kadri and Leo Komarov. Marleau played the first 19 seasons of his career with the San Jose Sharks and this will mark his first campaign with a new organization.
Sep 19 - 6:33 PM

Patrick Marleau started training camp on a line alongside Leo Komarov.

Nazem Kadri, who is still nursing a minor injury, likely would have centered the unit. That configuration is somewhat significant as it signals coach Mike Babcock's desire to leave last season's two top lines intact-- Auston Matthews between Zach Hyman and William Nylander and Tyler Bozak centering James van Riemsdyk and Mitch Marner. Keep an eye on this situation going forward to see if Marleau moves up at any time during camp. If not, he will have trouble bettering his 46-point total from last season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sep 16 - 11:08 AM

Patrick Marleau isn't sure what Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock's plan is for him.

"I’m going in blind," Marleau said. "I know I just have to do my job and whatever happens, happens." He inked a three-year, $18.75 million contract with Toronto over the summer. He'll be a veteran presence on the young squad and might play on a line with sophomore Auston Matthews.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sep 7 - 11:33 AM

Patrick Marleau thanked Sharks fans with a full-page ad in Sunday's San Jose Mercury News.

Marleau left the Sharks this summer, as he signed a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The veteran had been with the Sharks since the 1997-98 season. "During the last 20 years, I have had the unprecedented fortune to continue to play for this organization, make lifetime friendships, work with the best training staff, meet my wife and start our family, and play in front of incredible, enthusiastic fans," Marleau wrote. "San Jose will always be my home; where my children will grow up, and the Sharks will always hold a special place in my heart." You can read the full letter by clicking the link below.
Sep 3 - 4:40 PM

Jason Demers never thought Patrick Marleau would leave the San Jose Sharks.

Demers and Marleau spent six years together in San Jose from 2009-10 to 2014-15. "That was crazy," Demers, now with the Florida Panthers, told NHL.com. "For him to make that decision, I know him well personally and I know that was probably the biggest decision of his career. I don't think anybody understands on the outside how big of a decision that was for him. … In my head, after talking to him a little bit, I thought he was going to stay, but I think him and his family discussed it and I think it's going to be a great thing for him." Marleau signed a three-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs this summer.
Aug 25 - 10:47 AM

Joel Ward was surprised to see Patrick Marleau leave the San Jose Sharks this offseason.

Marleau shocked a few people when he signed a three-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. "Definitely pretty surprised," Ward said. "I was hoping he would stay, for sure. He was a big help for us, on and off the ice. It's definitely going to be a big blow for us. Ward also talked about Marleau's speed. "I've seen it firsthand, so for the fans in Toronto, you can expect a guy who can really move but even a better guy off the ice. His work ethic is tremendous. In the gym, he is one of the strongest, and on the ice, he is one of the fastest guys leading the drills."
Source: NHL.com
Aug 23 - 12:25 PM

It sounds like Connor Brown will give Patrick Marleau his no. 12.

"We’ll be talking," said Brown. "It’s a matter of respect." The 23-year-old was seen wearing no. 28 during his on-ice workouts. Brown had 20 goals and 36 points in 82 games with the Maple Leafs last season.
Aug 20 - 3:50 PM

Patrick Marleau's former teammate Logan Couture gave Leafs coach Mike Babcock partial credit for Marleau's decision to sign with Toronto.

"I think that’s one of the reasons why Patty decided to go there," Couture said. "He knows what type of coach (Babcock) is. He knows (Babcock) gets the best out of his teams. And that’s the main thing that Babs does — he gets the best out of players who play for him." Marleau has experience working under Babcock as a member of Team Canada's gold medal-winning Olympic teams in 2010 and 2014. Sharks coach Pete DeBoer agreed that past history between Babcock and Marleau is part of what convinced the player to join the Maple Leafs. Toronto already has a great core of young forwards and the hope is that Marleau act as a leader as the squad looks to build on its 2017 playoff berth.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jul 13 - 5:03 AM

Patrick Marleau didn't make the decision to sign with the Maple Leafs lightly.

Marleau signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract with Toronto Sunday night. "I think I’ve worn out a few carpets pacing around the house trying to make this decision over the last couple days," said Marleau. "But, I’m extremely excited and happy to be a part of the Maple Leafs organization. It’s definitely an honor to be able to call myself a Maple Leaf, obviously being a Canadian-born player. This decision took me quite awhile to come to, but I’ve made it, and I’m happy with it. I can’t wait to get started." Marleau is joining a promising team coming off a season where the squad made the playoffs on the backs of superb rookie performances. Even still, Marleau is leaving behind a Sharks franchise that drafted him in 1997. He played 1,493 games with San Jose.
Jul 3 - 10:42 AM

Patrick Marleau has inked a three-year deal worth $18.75 million with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Marleau had played all 1,493 of his career games with the San Jose Sharks, where he amassed 1,082 points. He notched 27 goals and 46 points in 82 games last season. It's certainly a pricey contract for a player who will be 38 years of age in September, but Marleau could fit nicely on one of the Leafs' top-two lines in 2017-18.
Jul 2 - 6:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Dominic Moore
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Patrick Marleau
3Zach Hyman
4Matt Martin
5Josh Leivo
6Joffrey Lupul
RW1William Nylander
2Mitch Marner
3Leo Komarov
4Connor Brown
5Nathan Horton
D1Jake Gardiner
2Morgan Rielly
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Connor Carrick
5Ron Hainsey
6Andreas Borgman
7Roman Polak
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney