PATRICK MARLEAU RETIRES
San Jose Sharks' Legend Patrick Marleau announced his retirement at the Shark Tank, officially closing the chapter on his 23-year NHL career. Patrick Marleau is the Sharks' Franchise Leader in goals (522), points (1,111), power-play goals (163), shorthanded goals (17), game-winning goals (101), and shots (3,953). Patrick Marleau's last game was played with the Sharks in the 2020-21 season, in which he played 56 games and broke hockey legend Gordie Howe's record for Most Games Played (1,768) on April 19, 2021. Marleau admits that he knew he was retiring last year but finally built up enough courage to go through the process. Marleau retired as the NHL's active leader in career games played with 1,779 games. It has been rumored amongst Sharks fans on social media and locals in Florida that Marleau has accepted a youth hockey coaching position with a team one of his sons plays on, which begs the question: How long will it be before Sharks Territory sees the legendary Shark resurface in the coaching staff? Only time will tell. Until then, congratulations to Patrick Marleau and thank you for the greatest memories in Teal.