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Sharks Sign Forward Patrick Marleau To A One-Year Contract

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed unrestricted free agent Patrick Marleau to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marleau spent the last two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, recording 84 points (43 goals, 41 assists) in 164 games. 

In 1,657 career NHL games with Toronto and San Jose, Marleau has compiled 551 goals, 615 assists and 1,166 points. 

He currently ranks fifth all-time in NHL history in games played, 28th in goals, 53rd in points and eighth in game-winning goals (106). Among active NHL players, he ranks first in games played, second in goals, fourth in points, sixth in assists and second in game-winning goals.

Marleau returns to San Jose as the franchise leader in points (1,082), goals (508), power-play goals (160), game-winning goals (98), games played (1,493) and ranks second in Sharks history in assists (574). San Jose made the playoffs in 17 of his 19 seasons with the club (1997-98 through 2016-17), and Marleau currently ranks first in Sharks playoff history in games played (177), goals (68), points (120), power-play goals (23) and game-winning goals (16). He served as the team's captain from 2003 through 2009.

The three-time NHL All-Star (2004, 2007, 2009) was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2007 and 2014, and had played in 788 consecutive games entering 2019-20. 

Marleau won gold medals with Canada at the Winter Olympics in 2010 and 2014, and represented Canada at the 2004 World Cup as well as four World Championships (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005).

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