Biography:

Patrick Marleau has appeared in two Olympic Games, winning gold both times. In his Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010, Marleau contributed five points (two goals, three assists) over seven games en route to Canada’s home ice gold medal. Marleau tallied four assists over six games at Sochi 2014 to help Canada defend their title.

Marleau’s first time wearing a Canadian jersey was at the 1995 IIHF Under-17 World Hockey Challenge as a member of Team Canada West. Marleau would go on to appear in four IIHF World Championships (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005), winning gold in 2003 followed by silver in 2005. He also suited up for the gold medal-winning team at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

Marleau’s NHL career began with him being drafted second overall by the San Jose Sharks in 1997 and he would go on to play 19 seasons with the organization. Marleau is the Sharks’ all-time leader in games played (1493), goals (508), and points (1082).

Marleau was inducted to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012 with his teammates from the 2010 Olympic hockey team.

Getting to know…

Has a foundation with former NHLer Trent McCleary (the Trent McCleary-Patrick Marleau Sport and Recreation Foundation) which financially helps children from ages six to 18 reach their full athletic potential… Hockey idol is Mario Lemieux … San Jose’s 1st choice, 2nd overall, in 1997 Entry Draft…