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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 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

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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.

Patrick Marleau registered two assists in a 5-2 win over St. Louis Wednesday night.

Marleau has four goals and 12 points in 18 postseason contests. During his career he has 64 goals and 115 points in 165 games in the playoffs. Despite all that playoff experience, Wednesday's victory has pushed him into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time.
May 26 - 11:43 AM

Patrick Marleau is probable to stay on the second line for Tuesday's contest.

That would keep on the wing alongside Logan Couture and Joonas Donskoi. There was some speculation that Marleau could end up centering the third line to give the Sharks some more depth, but coach Peter DeBoer has been happy with Marleau's game on the wing. That doesn't mean that changes aren't possible during the game, though.
May 17 - 3:32 PM

Patrick Marleau may center the third line in Game 2 against St. Louis.

"It's game to game," coach Peter DeBoer said. "Two Patrick Marleaus, one plays center, one on the third line ... I think we've been effective with three centers down the middle, [Logan] Couture, Marleau and [Joe] Thornton. We've also been very effective with him on the wing." The Sharks bench boss doesn't want to overact to losing a close Game 1 to the Blues, but it could be an option. St. Louis has plenty of depth and that may help the Sharks counter it.
May 16 - 6:17 PM

Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist in Thursday night's Game 7 victory for the Sharks.

San Jose obliterated the Predators 5-0 to advance to the third round of the playoffs. Marleau now has nine points in 12 playoff games this season, a nice total considering he had 48 points in 82 games during the regular season.
May 13 - 12:14 AM

Patrick Marleau tallied a goal and an assist in the Sharks’ 5-1 Game 5 win against the Predators on Saturday night.

Marleau scored the game’s first goal, then assisted on Joe Pavelski’s second marker. While he only has three goals in the playoffs, two of them have come over the past three games. He has seven points in 10 games. Logan Couture and Melker Karlsson picked up the other goals. San Jose leads the series 3-2.
May 8 - 12:57 AM

Patrick Marleau scored the Sharks' lone goal in a 4-1 Game 3 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.

Patrick Marleau gave San Jose a 1-0 lead at 13:13 of the first period on a breakaway. Marleau split the Predators defense and beat goaltender Pekka Rinne to the loose puck. Marleau was able to skate around Rinne and shoot the puck into an empty net. Unfortunately for the Sharks, that was all they could muster against the Preds goalie on this night. It was the first loss for the Sharks on the road this postseason.
May 4 - 1:30 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Patrick Marleau
4Ryan Carpenter
5Chris Tierney
6Micheal 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