What’s not to love about San Jose?
That’s certainly the perspective of Patrick Marleau, inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame last night.
Mr. Shark 🤝 @sjshof95
Last night, Patrick Marleau was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023 at @SAPCenter. Congratulations Patty!
📷: Terrell Lloyd pic.twitter.com/TRnZKqtPs7
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) November 9, 2023
“The people, the food, the fans, the area, the weather. I mean, you can’t go wrong with any of those things,” Marleau said in September, at San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Media Day.
In honor of the San Jose Sharks legend’s love for his adopted hometown, I asked him to name some of his favorite restaurants in town.
Marleau was asked if he could go back to 1997, what’s the most unbelievable thing that he could tell a 17-year-old Patrick Marleau?
“Probably that I would end up liking sushi,” the San Jose Sharks’ second-overall pick in the 1997 Draft quipped.
Not shockingly, there weren’t a lot of sushi places in Aneroid, Saskatchewan, population: 50.
“We didn’t have too many fish. We had rainbow trout in our pond, but I didn’t like it. I didn’t like it growing up,” Marleau recalled. “But now, I’m good. Crispy rice spicy tuna roll, that’s my favorite now.”
That’s a popular item at Marleau’s favorite local sushi spot, Mizu Sushi.
Marleau also rattled off three other restaurants, long-time San Jose Sharks players’ favorite, Aldo Café in Los Gatos, whose ex-manager Giuseppe is part of the locker room fantasy football league, and local institutions Original Joe’s and Bertucelli’s La Villa.
Marleau, also a wine connoisseur, didn’t give up any of his favorites.
“Anytime you go to Napa, that’s good,” he laughed. “I [might] get in trouble up there though.”
That, I’d like to see!
Some of Patrick Marleau’s speech. pic.twitter.com/Fc45DP5rfn
— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) November 9, 2023
Sheng’s Travel Fund
Help fund Sheng's travel! Every dollar goes to the cost of getting to and from Sharks road games.
Get SJHN in your inbox!
Extra Hour Hockey Training
Cathy’s Power Skating
What Long-Term Defensive Lessons Must Eklund, Sharks Learn? (+)
SJHN Daily: Emberson, Carpenter Placed on IR
3 Plays I Liked From Addison Last Night (+)
Sharks Locker Room: Starting To Score, Still Not Defending
Sharks Almost Author Great Comeback, Lose 6-5 to Rangers
Patrick Marleau’s Favorite San Jose Restaurants
Everything Grier Said: From Plattner to Quinn to Celebrini (+)
SJHN Daily: Ex-Jr. Sharks Coach Kevin Whitmer Arrested for Sexual Assault on Minor
Winners & Losers From Calen Addison Trade
What’s NHL Scout’s Take on Calen Addison? (+)
Should Sharks Trade or Keep Blackwood?
Sharks Locker Room: Hertl, Quinn Bemoan Powerless 5-on-3
Sharks Locker Room: Quinn Likes How Team Stood Up to Wilson, Bailey ‘Starving’ for NHL Shot
Sharks Locker Room: Quinn Praises Eklund’s ‘More Complete’ Game, Hertl on Blocking Out Outside
Sharks Locker Room: Duclair, Ferraro, Quinn Talk Turkey of a Performance
Sharks Team & Cap Info
SJHN on Facebook