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Ask the Sharks: Patrick Marleau

by Alison High / San Jose Sharks
Have a question for Sharks Captain Patrick Marleau? Here’s your chance to ask it.


Marleau will be the next player featured for our weekly segment of “Ask the Sharks.” Send in your questions to askthesharks@sjsharks.com and we’ll ask the 29-year-old the best ones.

Nearly 12 years ago, Marleau was drafted by San Jose second overall after current teammate Joe Thornton in the 1997 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The native of Aneroid, Saskatchewan made his debut later that year and has gone on to set franchise records in games played (863), goals (273), power play goals (84), assists (333) and points (606).

This season, Marleau is enjoying a career year. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound center established a career high with his 35th goal on March 12 against St. Louis. He currently leads the team in goals (35), is second in points (67) and shares the NHL lead with 10 game-winning goals.

Besides setting team records, the Sharks soft-spoken captain is also a leader in the community. In 2008, he partnered with the Sharks and Good Tidings Foundation to install a street hockey court at San Jose’s Washington Elementary School. The court was unveiled on Oct. 15 and named “The Patrick Marleau Street Hockey Court”. Marleau’s generosity can also be seen in The Patrick Marleau/Trent McCleary Foundation that he founded with the ex-Montreal Canadien to provide financial backing for less fortunate kids to participate in all sports.
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