Patrick Marleau made NHL historical past on Monday when he was 1,768. Skate recreation and Gordie Howe surpassed to turn into the NHL entrance runner.
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 everybody within the recreation is aware of, he left his mark in Toronto and took the younger stars Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner below his wing. When awards and congratulatory messages got here in on social media for the 41-year-old veteran, the duo additionally despatched their like to Marleau.
The Sharks posted the couple’s video – which additionally got here with a shock cameo from Marleau’s 12-year-old ex-teammate (and 75 days older than him), Joe Thornton.
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“Hey Patty, I simply need to congratulate you on wonderful milestones and achievements,” says Matthews, beginning the video. “I do know myself and Mitchie, a terrific honor and privilege to get to know you and play with you for 2 years and construct a tremendous friendship.”
“We would wish to thanks for lending us Joe. He is been a relentless professional with us all alongside,” provides Marner as a unadorned Thornton strolls by way of the door. (Don’t fret, issues are blurry).
“One other father determine,” stated Marner. “I wish to congratulate you on this achievement and have enjoyable with your loved ones pal.”
It is arduous to inform if somebody has a straight face as all of them put on masks, as per NHL protocol, however right here is the video: