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Patrick Marleau
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Patrick Marleau  #12

San Jose Sharks  Left Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: September 15, 1979  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Aneroid, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: SJS / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> Under new head coach Todd McLellan, Marleau has returned to top form, recording 49 points (24-25-49) in the first 44 games. Marleau and McLellan have a shared Saskatchewan history -- Patrick's dad used to catch a ride to Seattle on the bus of the Swift Current Broncos, coached by McLellan, to watch his son play in the WHL. <br /> <br /> After being named captain of the Sharks, Marleau was named to his first All-Star game in 2004 -- All-Star linemate Shane Doan commented: &quot;It's a challenge just to keep up with him because he can fly&quot;. <br /> <br /> Marleau was the youngest player taken in the 1997 NHL Entry draft, selected second overall by San Jose behind current teammate Joe Thornton. <br /> <br /> In 1996, at the age of 16, Marleau led Seattle to the Western Hockey League playoffs, but his Thunderbirds were narrowly defeated by Jarome Iginla and the Kamloops Blazers. Iginla commented on Marleau's skill at the junior level: &quot;I have a lot of respect for Marleau. He was great at a young age in junior.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On playing on Joe Thornton's line: &quot;I don't know many people who wouldn't want to play on the same line with probably the best center in the world. And in this system, it doesn't matter where you start because once it's going, everybody's interchangeable.&quot; <br /> <br /> On being captain: &quot;You try and find your own niche, but you definitely try and learn from other leaders. (Yzerman and Sakic), they played the game the way it was supposed to be played and it was easy for them to lead that way.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton: &quot;He just looks so strong and he has a lot of confidence. You can tell. When you play with confidence the sky is the limit for guys like that.&quot; <br /> <br /> San Jose GM Doug Wilson: &quot;I think Patty's playing great at both ends of the rink. He's just coming into his prime. He's 29, and it's an exciting time for Patty Marleau and for this team.&quot; <br /> <br /> San Jose head coach Todd McLellan: &quot;He takes a huge leadership role in making sure the team is prepared. If he's not playing that way probably most of the other team isn't ... I wasn't here last year. I know Patty only from training camp on. I know that he's enjoying the game. He's playing a different position and he's playing with some good players. He's getting the puck to the net a lot more than in the past.&quot; <br /> <br /> San Jose forward Devon Setoguchi: &quot;He's the captain of our team, and he's going to lead our team. He's played great for us. He's taken charge and he's playing great.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mercurynews.com/sportsheadlines/ci_11476489">Marleau leads the way like a Detroit legend did</a> <br /> <br /> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(161, 161, 161); margin: 4px 0px; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 660px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" id="asstatsbox"> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" border="0" class="asstat"> <tbody> <tr class="headrw"> <td>SEASON</td> <td>TEAM</td> <td>Score</td> <td>R</td> <td align="center">GP</td> <td align="center">G</td> <td align="center">A</td> <td align="center">PTS</td> <td align="center">+/-</td> <td align="center">PIM</td> <td align="center">PP</td> <td align="center">SH</td> <td align="center">GW</td> <td align="center">SOG</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2003-04</td> <td>West</td> <td>4-6</td> <td>L</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2006-07</td> <td>West</td> <td>12-9</td> <td>W</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">-2</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">4</td> </tr> <tr class="totrw"> <td colspan="4">All-Star Totals</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">-2</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">7</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <script type="text/javascript">jQuery(function(){ jQuery('#asstatsbox').corner('6px'); });</script>
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I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.

— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas