Sports activities world congratulates Patrick Marleau for setting NHL’s all-time file for video games performed
On Monday evening, Patrick Marleau lined up for the opening faceoff subsequent to Max Pacioretty because the Sharks and Golden Knights obtained set to play. The 2 exchanged fist bumps — not a standard how-do-you-do to begin a hockey sport. That is as a result of this evening was totally different: Marleau was seconds away from historical past.
After which, the puck dropped. Marleau had formally turn into the NHL’s all-time video games performed chief as he skated in sport No. 1,768.
WIth that, the Sharks’ second general choose from the 1997 NHL Draft surpassed Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. (Joe Thornton was the primary choice that yr and makes an, ahem, look in one of many tweets beneath). It was a mark many within the sports activities thought would by no means fall; in any case, Howe recorded that remaining sport on the age of 52.
Marleau, at 41, now goes into the file books — and can absolutely add extra video games to that whole this yr (the Sharks have 11 extra video games). He is not achieved but.
The hockey and sports activities worlds took to social media to congratulate Marleau on the historic second.