SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Grand Prix at Redback Raceway announced today that San Jose Sharks Captain Patrick Marleau
has been named as the race’s Grand Marshal. The race will be held on July 29.
Marleau follows Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young (2005) and the 2006 Air Force Outstanding Airman of the Year, Staff Sgt. Eric Pena from Travis Air Force Base (2006) as the third Grand Marshal in the history of the race.
Marleau holds nearly every major franchise record for San Jose, including games played (717), goals (219), assists (272) points (491) and game-winning goals (41). The talented forward is second in franchise power play goals (67) to Owen Nolan (75).
Last season, Marleau finished second on the team in points (78), goals (32) and assists (46) and was selected to his second NHL All-Star Game. The Aneroid, Saskatchewan native has scored at least 28 goals over the past four consecutive seasons and more than 30 in each of the past two seasons.
For more information on the San Jose Grand Prix at Redback Raceway, visit sanjosegrandprix.com