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Sport Marleau 'grateful' to be back with Sharks

00:50  10 october  2019
00:50  10 october  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Sharks bring back longtime captain Marleau on one-year deal

  Sharks bring back longtime captain Marleau on one-year deal SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Former Sharks longtime captain Patrick Marleau is returning to San Jose where he is the franchise leader in five major categories, signing a one-year contract Wednesday. © APWF FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) skates with the puck during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in San Jose, Calif. Marleau is returning to San Jose. General manager Doug Wilson announced Tuesday, Oct.

Patrick Marleau talks to reporters about his pending free agency and whether he wants to return and don the teal for San Jose next season Sharks players say captain Couture 'the right guy to lead' NHL.

Patrick Denis Marleau (born September 15, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

After spending 19 seasons with the San Jose Sharks, Patrick Marleau is happy to be back in the Bay Area.

a person wearing a hat© Anne-Marie Sorvin / USA TODAY Sports

"The emotion I felt when that phone call came from Doug was just overwhelming," Marleau said on Wednesday, according to Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group. "I'm just very grateful to be back."

The Carolina Hurricanes bought out the veteran forward from the final year of his contract in June after the Toronto Maple Leafs traded him.

Marleau will make his season debut on Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks after practicing on the Sharks' top line alongside Logan Couture and Timo Meier, according to The Athletic's Kevin Kurz.

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