|Assets:||Is blessed with great speed, so he can catch defenders off guard by blazing right by them. Has natural goal-scoring ability, highlighted by a deadly shot and good size. Also has defensive acumen, as well. Can play wing and center.|
|Flaws:||Still suffers through bouts of inconsistency (especially in the playoffs) on offense, making him somewhat streaky. Doesn't take full advantage of his size. Needs to always play with intensity and grit in order to be at his best.|
|Career Potential:||Excellent, versatile veteran two-way forward.|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2008-09 (injury replacement), 2006-07, 2003-04|
|WHL||West First All-Star Team||1997-98|
|Olympic Gold Medal||2010 (Canada)|
|6/24/2010||Re-signed by the San Jose Sharks to a four-year contract.|
|5/02/2010||Missed the last playoff game (flu).|
|4/09/2009||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|3/30/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/26/2009||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|3/25/2009||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|2/20/2008||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|2/12/2008||Groin, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/31/2007||Re-signed by the San Jose Sharks to a two-year contract extension.|
|3/06/2007||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|2/28/2007||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/22/2007||Missed 1 game (food poisoning).|
|2/21/2007||Food poisoning, day-to-day.|
|2/18/2007||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|2/16/2007||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|8/15/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a three-year contract.|
|1/22/2004||Missed 1 game (knee injury).|
|1/21/2004||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/19/2004||Missed 1 game (ankle injury).|
|1/17/2004||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|7/11/2003||Re-signed by the San Jose Sharks to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2003||San Jose Sharks tendered a qualifying offer.|
|7/01/2002||Re-signed by the San Jose Sharks.|
|12/08/2001||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|9/18/2001||Re-signed by the San Jose Sharks.|
|6/21/1997||Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 1997.|
Patrick Marleau notches only goal for Sharks | 12/08/2013 10:09 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau scored the San Jose Sharks' only goal late in the third period in a 3-1 loss to the Wild in Minnesota Sunday.
ImpactIt was Marleau's 13th goal of the season.
Marleau showing he has a lot left in tank | 12/01/2013 1:47 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau got a goal and added an assist in the Sharks' 4-3 shootout win against Anaheim on Saturday night.
ImpactIt seemed like age was catching up to Marleau over the past two seasons as his production slipped, but he's playing at a very high level this season with 13 goals and 28 points in 27 games. Martin Havlat and Logan Couture were the other goal scorers. Jason Demers finished a game-low minus three and had six penalty minutes.
Marleau leads Sharks to win Thursday | 11/22/2013 4:49 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau scored a goal and registered two assists in San Jose's 5-1 win over Tampa Bay Thursday night.
ImpactBrent Burns was activated from injured reserve Thursday and rejoined linemates Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl. It forced Tommy Wingels to the second line with Marleau and Logan Couture and they played immediately well together. Wingels had two goals and Couture assisted three goals in the victory. Defenseman Brad Stuart and Burns scored also for the Sharks.
Patrick Marleau (car accident) practices | 11/20/2013 5:12 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau took part in Wednesday's practice despite being involved in a car accident on Tuesday.
CSN Bay Area
Impact"I was just driving on a side street, and a guy pulled out right in front of me," said Marleau. "I didn't have much time to react. I just hammered on the breaks, and went right into the side of him." He's sore after the incident, but otherwise alright. Unfortunately, the other driver involved in the accident had to be taken away in an ambulance. The paramedics told Marleau that the other driver should be okay.
Marleau leads Sharks to win Friday | 11/16/2013 2:11 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 3-1 win over Edmonton Friday night.
ImpactMarleau now has ten goals and ten assists in 20 games with plus-6 rating. Rookie Tomas Hertl and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, while Joe Thornton added two helpers in the victory.
Marleau leads Sharks to win Tuesday | 11/13/2013 3:36 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 3-2 OT win over Calgary Tuesday night.
ImpactMarleau now has nine goals and nine assists in 18 games. Defenseman Brad Stuart scored the overtime goal while Logan Couture also scored in the win. Joe Thornton added two helpers in the victory.
Pacific Division flexing its muscle | 11/02/2013 11:23 AM
NewsWhile the Sharks have a 10-1-2 record, only four points separate them from falling to fourth place.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactSuffice to say, it's the league's best division. "In the markets that we're in, you need to have winning teams," Patrick Marleau said. "And the general managers that are in this division seem to do a really good job of bringing in some good players, some good talent." Entering Friday's games, the Western Conference had a 54-23-9 record against the East
Patrick Marleau scores in loss to Bruins | 10/24/2013 9:57 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau was the lone goal scorer for San Jose in a 2-1 loss to Boston Thursday.
ImpactThe veteran Marleau continues to score at an efficient rate, tallying his eighth marker of the season. Marc-Edouard Vlasic drew the only assist on the goal.
Patrick Marleau gets third star of the week | 10/21/2013 12:40 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau has been named the third star of the week.
ImpactMarleau had three goals and three assists in three games last week. He is riding an eight-game point streak to start the campaign and already has seven goals and 11 points this season.
Patrick Marleau on the scoresheet again | 10/20/2013 10:29 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau had a goal and an assist in a 6-3 win over Calgary Saturday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactMarleau has points in all seven games this season with seven goals and 11 points. He got off to a hot start last season as well with nine goals and 14 points in his first five games before tailing off as he had 17 points in his final 43 games of the 2013 season. Be prepared for a slump shortly and it may be a major one.
Patrick Marleau scores again vs. Stars | 10/18/2013 1:25 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau extended his goal scoring streak to four games by registering his sixth tally of the year in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to Dallas.
ImpactThe veteran winger is showing no signs of slowing down, as he has recorded nine points in seven games this year. Tyler Kennedy and Matthew Nieto also scored for the Sharks in the losing effort.
Sharks, Senators can generate lots of offense | 10/12/2013 9:55 AM
NewsThe Sharks and Senators are one and two in shots on goal this season.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactSan Jose leads the league with an average of 40.5 shots per game and Ottawa is second with a 35.7 average. However, the difference between the two teams is defensively right now: Sharks allow the second-fewest shots (22.8) compared to the Senators who give up 36.3 (29th in the league). "We want to make sure we don't let them get that many shots defensively," Patrick Marleau said. "We don't want to get in that track meet going up and down. Just sustain pressure."
P. Marleau (personal) is questionable Friday | 09/20/2013 3:50 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau might miss Friday's preseason game due to a family matter.
David Pollak on Twitter
ImpactAnthony Stewart, who attending the Sharks' camp on a tryout basis, will get a chance to play alongside Logan Couture and Tyler Kennedy if Marleau isn't available. This is just an FYI in case Marleau misses the game and you're wondering why.
Patrick Marleau to begin 16th year as a Shark | 09/12/2013 4:44 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau is excited to begin his 16th season with the San Jose Sharks.
CSN Bay Area
Impact"I think there's still the same excitement for me going into each year," Marleau said. "It's another chance to have another good season and try to win the Cup." On the first day of training camp, he was back on a line with Logan Couture and Raffi Torres. The trio played together during the playoffs and they will probably begin the regular season together as well. It will be a contract year for Marleau this campaign, as he is set to earn $6.9 million in the final year of his current deal.
Patrick Marleau has two assists | 05/19/2013 8:28 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau assisted on both San Jose goals Saturday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactMarleau set up the overtime winner as Logan Couture scored to cut the Los Angeles lead in the series in half as the Sharks now trail two games to one. Marleau has six goals and nine points in seven playoff games thus far.
Patrick Marleau scores another goal | 05/17/2013 11:38 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau scored a goal in San Jose's 4-3 loss Thursday.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactMarleau has five goals and six points in six postseason contests. He hasn't been this hot since his historic start to the 2013 campaign.
Sharks sweep Canucks after Marleau OT winner | 05/08/2013 1:24 AM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks completed their four-game sweep of the Vancouver Canucks after a 4-3 overtime win on Tuesday evening.
ImpactMarleau notched the overtime winner on the powerplay. Joe Pavelski continued his incredible postseason start, notching two goals and nine shots on goal in series clincher. Pavelski caused huge problems for the Canucks, tallying eight points in the sweep. Joe Thornton recorded three assists and Logan Couture added a goal and an assist in the win.
Veteran Patrick Marleau shining for Sharks | 05/04/2013 10:49 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau has two goals in two games for the San Jose Sharks in their Stanley Cup playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactThe Sharks took the first two games of the series in Vancouver and Marleau has been superb. He tied the game at 2-2 and forced overtime when he scored with 56 seconds left in the third period Friday night. Raffi Torres ended up with the overtime winner. Marleau's goal was scored while the Sharks pulled their goalie and had an extra attacker. The Sharks had not scored a 6-on-5 goal in the final minute of a game all season. They picked a good time to finally do it.
Patrick Marleau forces OT in final minute | 05/04/2013 1:28 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau tied the game at 2 and forced overtime with 56 seconds left in the third period Friday night.
ImpactMarleau banged home a loose puck behind Roberto Luongo after it slipped through the Canucks goaltender's pads following a Dan Boyle shot. It was Marleau's second goal of the series. Joe Thornton scored his first goal of the postseason late in the opening period while Brent Burns finished with two assists, including the primary on the overtime winner.
Will Marleau be the difference vs Vancouver? | 05/01/2013 11:26 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau is certainly a player to watch going into the San Jose Sharks' first-round series against the Vancouver Canucks.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactMarleau got off to a historical hot start this season with nine goals and 14 points in his first six game, but has never been able to recapture that spark. He probably will never play that good again, but the fact that he scored just one goal in his last 16 games is concerning. He could be the difference in this series if he heats up.
Patrick Marleau nets SH goal Thursday | 04/12/2013 10:38 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau scored a shorthanded goal on Thursday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactMarleau wasn't able to find the back of the net in his previous seven games. He has 17 goals in 40 games, but nine of them came in his first five contests.
Patrick Marleau's goal slump hits 7 games | 04/09/2013 10:21 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau led the Sharks with four shots in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Columbus.
ImpactHe hasn't scored a goal in his past seven games and has contributed just two assists over that span.
Patrick Marleau scores 16th goal of 2013 | 03/28/2013 10:10 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau found the back of the net Wednesday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactMarleau has 16 goals and 24 points in 32 games this season. Nine of those goals were scored in his first five contests, but he has been playing better lately after going cold for much of February and early March.
Patrick Marleau scores his 400th career goal | 03/11/2013 9:00 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau's goal on Sunday was the 400th of his career.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactMarleau is just the 30th player in NHL history to net his first 400 goals with the same team. He got off to an amazing start in 2013, but has cooled down significantly. Still it wouldn't be a surprise to see him finish the season with around 40 points.
Patrick Marleau notches 13th in loss to Avs | 03/10/2013 11:09 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau registered his 13th goal of the season, but it wasn't enough for the Sharks, who dropped a 3-2 overtime result to Colorado.
ImpactMarleau's 13 goals lead the Sharks in that category, but the team has had their share of struggles outside of the season-opening winning streak they enjoyed. Logan Couture also buried his 10th goal of the campaign in the losing effort.
Shark Patrick Marleau nets lone goal in loss | 02/24/2013 12:04 AM
NewsIn a 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars Saturday night, Patrick Marleau scored the Sharks' only goal for the second time in two nights.
ImpactOn Friday, he was San Jose's only scorer in a 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks in Chicago. In Dallas Saturday, he notched his 12th goal of the season on a second-period power play.
Patrick Marleau scores lone goal in SJ loss | 02/23/2013 12:19 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau sniped a goal in San Jose's 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Friday night.
ImpactMarleau started out scorching hot with nine goals and 14 points in his first five games, but the law of averages has played out and he has just two goals and an assist in the 11 games since. All told, he has 11 goals and six assists on the year. Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski had the helpers.
Patrick Marleau scores in loss Monday | 02/12/2013 12:24 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau potted a goal in the Sharks' 6-2 loss to the Blue Jackets Monday night.
ImpactIt was Marleau's first goal in six games after starting the season with four consecutive multi-goal contests. Marleau has now 15 points in 10 games on the season.
Sharks' top gunners cold now after hot start | 02/09/2013 11:50 AM
NewsThe Sharks' top line of Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski has been stifled as of late.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactThe three combined for 36 points over the first five games. Since then, Pavelski has three goals, but Marleau and Thornton have just one assist each. "There's no way we could keep up the pace we did in the first five, individually and collectively," said defenseman Dan Boyle, whose absence from two games with a bad cold is cited as one reason the power play dropped off. "The puck was going in, and now all of a sudden guys are cold. That's just the way it goes."
Patrick Marleau gets pushed to the 2nd line | 02/06/2013 11:49 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau was bumped down to the second line on Tuesday.
San Francisco Chronicle
ImpactIt's kind of odd to think of Marleau as struggling given his explosive start to the season, but that is the case. He has no points and a minus-three rating in his last four games. It's no surprise that he fizzled out a bit after his strong start, but at the end of the season, he will still probably have around 40 points.
Patrick Marleau earns the NHL's 2nd star | 02/01/2013 3:38 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau is the NHL's second star of the month.
ImpactMarleau is the first player since 1917-18 to start the season with four consecutive multi-goal contests. He already has nine goals and 14 points in seven games this season. He was held off the scoresheet for the first time this season on Thursday.
Patrick Marleau extends point streak Tuesday | 01/30/2013 11:50 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau's goal streak ended on Tuesday, but not his point streak.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactMarleau became the first player since 1917-18 to start the season with four straight multi-goal games. With an assist on Tuesday, he's extended his point streak to six contests. He's currently tied with teammate Joe Thornton for the NHL lead with 14 points in just six contests this season. Obviously, he won't maintain this pace, but he's been a treat to the fantasy owners that drafted him this season.
Marleau's hot streak quiets Jeremy Roenick | 01/29/2013 11:55 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau's hot start has Jeremy Roenick apologizing.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactRoenick ripped Marleau during the lockout when his book came out and he took aim at Marleau's laid back style of play. "I will say I'm very happy to see it. I don't mind when somebody tries to stuff something back in my face," said Roenick. "I hope he's on a mission to be as good as he possibly can be." To be fair to Roenick, he never dissed his talent, just his effort. Marleau leads the NHL in goals with nine, power play goals with five; and is tied for the point lead and power play points with teammate Joe Thornton at 13 and nine respectively.
Sharks' Marleau earns first star of the week | 01/28/2013 2:43 PM
NewsIt should come as no surprise that Patrick Marleau has been named the first star of the week by the NHL.
ImpactMarleau has enjoyed a scorching hot start to the season with a league-leading nine goals and 13 points in only five contests. In the process, he became the second player in NHL history, and first since Cy Denneny back in 1917-18, to record four consecutive multi-goal games to begin a season. That streak came to end on Sunday when he scored one goal and added an assist against Vancouver in a 4-1 win.
Patrick Marleau gets three points Saturday | 01/26/2013 7:38 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau scored two goals and registered an assist in San Jose's 4-0 victory over Colorado.
ImpactMarleau is the first player in nearly a century to start the season with four straight multi-goal games. Matt Irwin scored the first goal of his NHL career. Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist. Ryane Clowe and Dan Boyle both assisted on two of the Sharks' four goals.
Patrick Marleau is outscoring entire teams | 01/26/2013 5:53 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau has started the season with four straight multi-goal games after scoring twice in the first period of San Jose's game against Colorado.
Darin Stephens on Twitter
ImpactMarleau is just the second player to accomplish that feat in the history of the NHL. The only other is Cy Denneny, who did so in 1917-18. Marleau now has eight goals in three games and one period and is outscoring several teams on his own.
Marleau's hot goal scoring start is historic | 01/25/2013 5:47 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau is the first player in 30 years to start the season with back-to-back-to-back multi-goal games.
ImpactThe last player to accomplish that feat was Peter Stastny in 1982-83. Marleau already has six goals and eight points in just three games this season. He'll get a chance to keep his hot streak alive on Saturday against Colorado.
Marleau records another two goal effort | 01/23/2013 1:54 AM
NewsPatrick Marleau matched his season opener two goal effort with another two goal performance in San Jose's 6-3 victory over Edmonton on Tuesday night.
ImpactMarleau also added an assist in the contest and now has five points in his first two games. Marleau has been a fairly consistent fantasy option over the past few years and this season seems no different. His teammate Logan Couture matched him with two goals and one assist in the victory. Joe Thornton dished out three assists.
Patrick Marleau scores pair in opener | 01/20/2013 10:17 PM
NewsPatrick Marleau scored a pair of goals for the Sharks in a 4-1 over Calgary Sunday.
ImpactMarleau and his San Jose teammates were the better club from the get-go in this contest, as Dan Boyle and Martin Havlat also found the back of the net in the victory. Both Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski dished out two assists in the victory.
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|Goals||1||13 times-last:at Min||last:Dec 8||2|
|Assists||2||3 times-last:vs. TB||last:Nov 21||2|
|Points||3||2 times-last:vs. TB||last:Nov 21||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:vs. StL||last:Nov 29||4|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. TB||Nov 21||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||5 times-last:at Cgy||last:Nov 12||2|
|Power Play Points||3||at StL||Oct 15||3|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. Ana||Nov 30||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Ana||Nov 30||1|
|Shots||8||2 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Oct 12||7|
|Games||82||5 times-last: 2011-12 (SJ)|
|Penalty Minutes||40||2001-02 (SJ)|
|Power Play Goals||20||2005-06 (SJ)|
|Shorthanded Goals||5||2008-09 (SJ)|
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