Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Patrick Marleau
Since entering the NHL in 1997-98, Centre Patrick Marleau has shown flashes of brilliance while refining his consistency and defensive play. His playmaking skills and natural touch around the net were evident throughout his amateur career.

Born in Aneroid, Saskatchewan, Marleau notched 167 points in 53 games for the AA Swift Current club in 1993-94 before moving up to the SJHL and the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds. Marleau was the second player chosen in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft after Joe Thornton. His 51 goals and immense potential attracted the San Jose Sharks and he earned a spot on the roster at his first training camp.

Marleau recorded 32 points and was a responsible defensive player as an NHL rookie in 1997-98. He gradually saw more ice time and recorded his first 20-goal season in 1998-99 and was invited to play for team Canada at the 1999 World Championships. In 2000-01, established a career high in goals with 25 and represented his homeland for a second time at the 2001 World Championships and a third time in 2003.

A durable player, Marleau had only missed 16 games in his first seven seasons and reached the 300-point mark in 2003-04. After seeing his season come to an end in the Western Conference Final, Marleau was named to Canada's entry for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. Despite having his NHL season washed out from the NHL labour dispute, Marleau, who was already a two-time member of Canada's World Championship team was named to its 2005 team that captured silver in Vienna.

The 2005-06 NHL season was a breakout one for Marleau. Alongside the newly acquired Joe Thornton, Marleau established new single-season career highs for goals, assists and points. He picked up where he left off the following season with the Sharks but struggled somewhat in 2007-08.

On the international stage, Marleau, along with his Sharks linemates Joe Thornton and Dany Heatley, was part of the Canadian team that captured gold on home soil at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Marleau would have another solid offensive season in 2010-11, scoring an impressive 37 goals to go along with 36 assists. The following year he would once again reach the coveted 30 goal plateau.

In 2014 Marleau was called upon to represent his country once again at the Olympic Winter Games. This time held in Sochi, Russia, the result was more of the same for Marleau and Canada. They went undefeated during tournament play en route to capturing the country's second consecutive gold medal.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Swift Current Legionnaires SMHL 53 72 95 167
1994-95 Swift Current Legionnaires SMHL 31 30 22 52 18
1995-96 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 72 32 42 74 22 5 3 4 7 4
1996-97 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 71 51 74 125 37 15 7 16 23 12
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 74 13 19 32 14 +5 5 0 1 1 0
1998-99 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 21 24 45 24 +10 6 2 1 3 4
1998-99 Canada WC-A 7 1 2 3 0
1999-00 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 17 23 40 36 -9 5 1 1 2 2
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 25 27 52 22 +7 6 2 0 2 4
2000-01 Canada WC-A 7 2 3 5 4 0
2001-02 San Jose Sharks NHL 79 21 23 44 40 +9 12 6 5 11 6
2002-03 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 28 29 57 33 -10
2002-03 Canada WC-A 9 0 4 4 4 +11
2003-04 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 28 29 57 24 -5 17 8 4 12 6
2004-05 Canada W-Cup
2004-05
2004-05 Canada WC-A 9 2 2 4 4 -4
2005-06 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 34 52 86 26 -12 11 9 5 14 8
2006-07 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 32 46 78 33 +9 11 3 3 6 2
2007-08 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 19 29 48 33 -19 13 4 4 8 2
2008-09 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 38 33 71 18 +16 6 2 1 3 8
2009-10 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 44 39 83 22 +21 14 8 5 13 8
2009-10 Canada Olympics 7 2 3 5 0 +1
2010-11 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 37 36 73 16 -3 18 7 6 13 9
2011-12 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 30 34 64 26 +10 5 0 0 0 4
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 17 14 31 24 -2 11 5 3 8 2
NHL Totals 1165 404 457 861 391 140 57 39 96 65


WHL West First All-Star Team (1997) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004, 2007, 2009)