As per reports, forward Patrick Marleau has signed a one-year deal with San Jose Sharks. The $700k contract for Marleau brings the forward back home again to San Jose.
With the deal, Marleau is 45 games shy of passing Gordie Howe’s NHL record of 1,767 games played.
In a press release about the signing, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson, said, “Patrick is one of the most iconic players in San Jose Sharks history, as well as being one of the most respected veterans in the National Hockey League.” He added,
“The leadership he brings on and off the ice has been well documented over his fantastic NHL career and his competitive fire to win is still burning strong. Patrick’s lead-by-example demeanour is inspiring and continues to resonate with our group of younger players.”
Marleau had 22 points in 66 games this past season, games he split between the Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Matt Nieto also signed a one-year contract with Sharks on Tuesday.
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