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Updated: Feb 16

The City of San Jose has declared February 25th, 2023 to be Patrick Marleau Day in San Jose!

One of the most iconic players to ever lace up in Pacific Teal, and the National Hockey League's Leader in Career Games Played (1779), will be honored forever in Sharks Territory by having his jersey number raised to the rafters of the Tank of February 25th.

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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 officially announced his retirement from the NHL in front of family, teammates, coaches, and fans at the Shark Tank in May 2022.

The celebration of the legendary Sharks player has reached new heights as Mayor Matt Mahan has announced that the City of San Jose will recognize Marleau with a special flag-raising ceremony on February 23rd at San Jose City Hall at 1 PM and officially proclaim the 25th to be Patrick Marleau Day in San Jose.

The Marleau Weekend now has 3 events slotted in 3 days:

- February 23, 2023: Flag-raising ceremony at San Jose City Hall at 1 PM

- February 24, 2023: The Sharks Legends game at Tech CU Arena, with Patrick Marleau playing in the lineup with former Sharks Alumni at 7 PM

- February 25, 2023:

The Free Patty Fest (live art performances, Marleau's favorite food available via food trucks, and the Teal Carpet Alumn event. Patty Fest begins at 3 PM, Teal Carpet arrivals start at 3:30 PM.

The Patrick Marleau No. 12 Retirement ceremony begins at 5:35 PM. Arrive Early!

The San Jose Sharks will play the Chicago Blackhawks following the ceremony.

*Shark City Press is not affiliated with the San Jose Sharks Organization and the stories or opinions featured here are solely those of contributing hockey fans.
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