Sharks legend Patrick Marleau is returning to San Jose

Published June 23, 2023 at 6:54 PM

Some big news out of San Jose on Friday as the Sharks have announced that franchise legend Patrick Marleau is returning to the organization as a Player Development Coach as well as a Hockey Operations Advisor.

"I'm extremely excited to be officially back as part of the Sharks organization," said Marleau. "I'm looking forward to working with our players on the ice to help them reach their full potential and sharing the knowledge I have garnered from playing 23 years in the National Hockey League. I'm also eager to work with Mike and his staff, and to continuing to learn about the game and business side of hockey."

Marleau, 43, spent parts of 21 of his 23 seasons in the National Hockey League with the San Jose Sharks. He's currently the NHL's all-time games-played leader with 1,779. The Swift Current native helped the Sharks reach the Western Conference Finals in 2004, 2010, 2011 and 2016, the latter of which they made it to the Stanley Cup Final, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

His number 12 sits in the rafters of SAP Center in San Jose after being retired by the organization back in February of this year. In 2024, Marleau will be eligible for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. There's no doubt that he'll be inducted into his first year of eligibility.

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