Leafs’ Joe Thornton hilariously congratulates Patrick Marleau on NHL report


Patrick Marleau made NHL historical past on Monday when he skated in his 1,768th recreation, surpassing Gordie Howe to grow to be the NHL’s all-time video games performed chief.

Of his 1,768 NHL video games, Marleau performed 1,596 with the Sharks, eight with the Penguins and 164 with the Maple Leafs. And, as anybody across the recreation is aware of, he left his mark in Toronto, taking younger stars Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner beneath his wing. In order accolades and congratulatory messages poured in throughout social media for the 41-year-old veteran, the duo despatched Marleau their love too.

The Sharks posted the video from the pair — which additionally got here with a shock cameo from Marleau’s ex-teammate of 12 years (and 75 days his senior), Joe Thornton.

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“Hey Patty, simply need to congratulate you on superb milestones and accomplishments,” Matthews says to start out the video. “I do know myself and Mitchie, an enormous honor and privilege to get to know you and play with you for 2 years and construct an incredible friendship.”

“We need to thanks for lending us Joe. He is been a relentless professional with us the entire time with us as properly,” provides Marner, as a unadorned Thornton strolls by the doorway. (Don’t fret, issues are blurred out).

“One other father determine,” Marner mentioned. “Wish to congratulate you on this accomplishment and have enjoyable with your loved ones pal.”

It is arduous to inform if anybody has a straight face as they’re all carrying masks, per NHL protocol, however here is the video:

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