Let’s face it: Patrick Marleau will always be a member of the San Jose Sharks, and the 40-year-old kicked off his second stint in style.
Marleau, who joined the Sharks on a one-year deal on Oct. 9, scored in his first game back with the club, deflecting a point shot from Erik Karlsson to even the score at 2-2 against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Disregard the announcer here giving credit to Timo Meier, instead.
No other outcome but a Marleau goal would be acceptable tonight. pic.twitter.com/NrrRRyIk00— Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) October 11, 2019
Marleau wasn’t done there, adding his second goal of the contest during the second period.
Arguably the most important player in Sharks’ history, Marleau was selected 2nd overall in the 1997 NHL Draft and starred for the Sharks from 1997-98 to 2016-17, before signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s clear Marleau wanted to go home once it become apparent the Leafs didn’t have him in their long-term plans.
Marleau’s stint with the Maple Leafs will become a mere historical footnote and it only makes sense that he’s thriving back with the Sharks.
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