Patrick Marleau had another jersey retirement tonight.
His No. 12 already hanging in the rafters of SAP Center, Marleau’s No. 12 went up at accesso ShoWare Center, home of the Seattle Thunderbirds.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) November 4, 2023
Marleau scored 83 goals and 199 points in two seasons in Seattle, from 1995 t0 1997. The San Jose Sharks then selected the Aneroid, Saskatchewan native with the second-overall pick of the 1997 Draft.
The rest is history. Marleau is the NHL’s All-Time Games Played leader with 1,779 and scored 566 goals over a 23-year career. He retired after the 2020-21 campaign.
No. 10 Glen Goodall, who played for the T-Birds from 1986 to 1990, is the only player whose jersey is retired by Seattle.
AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…
Things are getting dire for the San Jose Sharks after the winless Sharks fell 10-1 to the Vancouver Canucks in their 10th game of the season.
Former San Jose Sharks star Erik Karlsson believes general manager Mike Grier can get the team back on track.
When it rains, it pours. Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen was injured in the 10-1 loss to Vancouver. Magnus Chrona was called up from the Barracuda.
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OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
The Sharks named their player of the month…
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) November 2, 2023
San Jose Sharks 2023 fourth-overall pick Will Smith’s Boston College Eagles are the No. 1-ranked team in college hockey. Smith has been one of the team’s standouts with four goals and eight points through six games. The freshman forward leads the team in points.
Joe Thornton will help manage Team Canada’s Spengler Cup entry.
Former Jr. Sharks coach arrested.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now has more on Erik Karlsson‘s return to San Jose.
AROUND THE NHL…
Charlie McAvoy could return to the Boston Bruins sooner than expected after getting hit with a four-game suspension for a high hit on Florida Panthers defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
Jack Hughes leaves the game with an injury.
Aleksander Barkov became Florida’s all-time leader in games played in their 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Sean Monahan could be on the move after being a catalyst for the Montreal Canadiens’ hot start.
More NHL players are open to using neck protection, including TJ Oshie, who used a neck-guard in a game for the Washington Capitals.
Seattle Kraken trainer Justin Rogers’s path to being out as gay and working in the NHL.
Oshie and Tom Wilson will alternate wearing the ‘A’ for the Washington Capitals with Nicklas Backstrom taking a leave of absence.
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is not satisfied with how his team has started the season.
New York Rangers star Adam Fox was placed on long-term injured reserve after taking a leg-to-leg hit from Carolina Hurricanes star Sebastian Aho.
Joe Pavelski keeps scoring.
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