Patrick Marleau plans to return for 24th NHL season, Sharks possible

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Patrick Marleau broke the NHL’s all-time record for video games played in a profession this previous season, completing the 2021 project with 1,779 looks. Nevertheless, the 41-year-old Sharks legend isn’t all set to hang up his skates.

“I feel like I still have a lot to give out there, a lot more than what happened this year for myself personally and points-wise,” Marleau stated Thursday. “I’m eager to have a really good season and get back to playing the way I’m used to.” 

Marleau completed with simply 9 points over 56 video games, and states he lost sleep this season due to his disappointment with his efficiencies.

“I had a lot of sleepless nights because of my play, but I think if I learn from it and can apply it to next year I’ll be better for it,” Marleau informed press reporters Thursday.

Marleau stays without a Stanley Cup in his marathon NHL profession, something he stressed was a top priority for him prior to he retires.

The Sharks completed seventh in the customized Honda West Department with 49 points.

The veteran stated he hasn’t talked to management right now, however isn’t eliminating returning to the franchise that prepared him 2nd general back in 1997.

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“I haven’t been able to sit down with Doug yet, but that’s something we’ll discuss together,” Marleau stated.

“There will be time for us to have those conversations,” Wilson stated just recently (h/t Curtis Pashelka). “We are resetting. Where we’re going — going forward — is predicated on a lot of the younger guys getting the opportunities they’ve got this year.”

Marleau still has one NHL record left to fall, as he stands 54 video games behind Doug Jarvis for the most successive video games played in a profession with 910. Depending upon where he winds up next season, he’ll definitely have an opportunity to exceed that turning point throughout the routine season.

“It’d be amazing to see him catch that and break the next record, which is the ironman, because he’s done an awesome job of smashing some records this year,” Sharks coach Bob Boughner stated Thursday.

Marleau’s sincere reaction following the record-breaking video game in mid-April versus the Vegas Golden Knights revealed that even as his 23rd year in the NHL neared its conclusion, he still has a deep enthusiasm for the video game inside his soul.

Whether he returns to San Jose or signs up with another club, his contributions to the company will not be forgotten by group workers or the Sharks’ fan base. 

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.