SAN JOSE, California –
The San Jose Sharks announced today that, for the second consecutive season, forward Patrick Marleau
has been voted as the winner of the “Sharks Fan Favorite Award,” which is determined by fan voting at sjsharks.com. Nearly 7,000 votes were submitted during the eligible period.
Marleau, the longest-tenured Sharks player, is third on the team in scoring this season with 63 points (29 goals, 34 assists). He ranks 30th all-time in NHL game-winning goals, including 8 this season which leads the team (T-7th among all NHL players.) Marleau, who scored his 800th and 801st NHL points on Jan. 10 at Minnesota, was selected the Brocade “Sharks Player of the Month” for November, when he led all San Jose scorers posting eight goals and tied the team lead in points with 12 in 11 games
Marleau is the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (1,116), goals (386), points (829), power play goals (117) and game-winning goals (76). He currently ranks second in all-time assists (443) to Joe Thornton
Everyone who submitted a vote for the “Sharks Fan Favorite Award” was automatically entered into a random drawing which one (1) Grand Prize winner was be randomly selected from among all eligible entries that voted for the winning “Fan Favorite Player” (Marleau) received during the entry period.
The Grand Prize winner received two (2) tickets to tonight’s Sharks “Fan Appreciation Night,” two Zamboni rides, the opportunity to meet the Sharks player they voted for and receive that player’s game-worn jersey on the ice following the game, and a pre-game HP Pavilion tour for two people prior to the game.