Your network for multiple sports and entertainment

High School Bounce

2015-2016 High School Bounce




High School Bounce marks its sixth season this year! Check back in the coming weeks for game schedules and times.

Click Here for Game

Click here for season schedule and archived games.

What We Cover

Today is

November 2019
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

Patrick Marleau’s re-signing with San Jose for 22nd season, has him chasing many milestones

Veteran within striking distance of climbing all-time lists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After signing a one-year contract to return to San Jose, Patrick Marleau will enter his 22nd NHL season and continuing the sixth-longest consecutive games played streak in NHL history (788 GP entering 2019-20).

Marleau begins 2019-20 within striking distance of passing several notable names on all-time NHL lists. The 40-year-old has 551-615—1,166 in 1,657 regular-season games, placing him among the top 100 in League history for games played (5th), goals (28th), assists (t-82nd) and points (53rd).

A FRANCHISE ICON IS GOING BACK TO CALI
Marleau returns to San Jose, where he played his first 19 seasons from 1997-98 to 2016-17 after being chosen by the Sharks with the second pick in the 1997 NHL Draft – behind teammate and fellow 22-season veteran Joe Thornton. Marleau has appeared in 1,493 of the 2,152 all-time regular-season games contested by the Sharks (69.4%), the highest such percentage by a player with an NHL franchise (min. 1,000 GP contested by club).

* Marleau is the all-time franchise leader in numerous statistical categories – notably regular-season games played (1,493), goals (508) and points (1,082). His 1,082 career points in a Sharks uniform are the third-most by a player with a California-based franchise, behind only Kings legends Marcel Dionne (550-757—1,307 in 921 GP) and Luc Robitaille (557-597—1,154 in 1,077 GP).

* Marleau (1,493 w/ SJS) needs seven games to become the seventh player in NHL history to make at least 1,500 regular-season appearances with one franchise. Four of the six in that group did so with the Red Wings (Gordie Howe: 1,687; Nicklas Lidstrom: 1,564; Alex Delvecchio: 1,550 and Steve Yzerman: 1,514), while Shane Doan (1,540) achieved the feat with the Coyotes/Jets and Ray Bourque (1,518) with the Bruins.

* Marleau and Thornton will reunite for their 13th season as teammates. The 899 regular-season games in which both Marleau and Thornton have skated with the Sharks is by far the most by the top two picks from the same NHL Draft, 453 contests more than Bobby Smith and Ryan Walter, the top two picks in 1978, played together with the Canadiens (446 GP). Marleau (343-386—729) and Thornton (212-715—927) have combined for 555-1,101—1,656 points in those 899 games.

MARLEAU ON TRACK TO CLIMB GAMES PLAYED LIST, EXTEND “IRONMAN” STREAK
Known for his health and longevity, Marleau – who celebrated his 40th birthday on Sept. 15 – has played 82 games in nine of his last 10 seasons with the lone exception being 2012-13 when teams contested 48 fixtures.

* A 78-game season in 2019-20 would propel Marleau past Ron Francis (1,731) and Jaromir Jagr (1,733) and into sole possession of third place on the NHL’s all-time list, behind only Howe (1,767) and Mark Messier (1,756). He also enters his 2019-20 campaign with an active “Ironman” streak of 788 consecutive regular-season games dating to April 9, 2009 – the sixth-longest such run in NHL history (one of three active runs among the top seven all time).

* Marleau is on track to join Thornton and Boston’s Zdeno Chara – the only other 40-year-olds in the League – on a short list of NHL players to appear in at least one game in four or more different decades. One game in the 2020 calendar year would put him on the below list.

ONE OF THE MOST CLUTCH SCORERS IN NHL HISTORY
Marleau has made a name for himself as a clutch scorer through his first 21 NHL seasons and is one of nine players in League history with at least 100 career game-winning goals. Nearly a fifth of his career goals have been game winners (19.2%; 106 of 551), the highest such percentage among the NHL’s 45 members of the 500-goal club.

* Marleau has reached the 15-goal mark in each season since 1998-99 and is one of eight players in League history with at least 20 career 15-goal campaigns; the only skaters with more are Howe (24), Jagr (23), Francis (21) and Delvecchio (21).

* Another 15-goal season would move Marleau – who occupies 28th place on the League’s all-time goals list with 551 overall – past Johnny Bucyk (556; 27th), Guy Lafleur (560; 26th), Mike Modano (561; 25th), Mats Sundin (564; t-23rd) and Joe Nieuwendyk (564; t-23rd) for sole possession of 23rd place in NHL history.

PLAYOFF BERTH ALMOST ALWAYS A GUARANTEE WITH MARLEAU ON ROSTER
Marleau has helped his teams clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 19 of his 21 prior NHL seasons, with the only outliers being when the Sharks failed to qualify in 2002-03 and 2014-15. Should the Sharks make the playoffs this season, Marleau would be placed among a group of eight other players in League history who have appeared in at least one postseason game in 20 different years.

* In addition to his strong track record of reaching the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Marleau has also maintained his high standard of playing ability once there, with 72-55—127 in 191 career postseason games. His 72 career goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs are tied with Esa Tikkanen for 14th place on the NHL’s all-time list, while his 127 postseason points place him in a three-way stalemate with Yvan Cournoyer (64-63—127 in 147 GP) and Robitaille (58-69—127 in 159 GP) for 46th place in League history.

* Marleau’s 16 career game-winning goals and 24 power-play goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs are also tied for ninth and 17th place in NHL history, respectively.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NHL PUBLIC RELATIONS; COURTESY NHLmedia.com

 

 

Leave a Reply