Hockey world celebrates Patrick Marleau setting all-time games played record

Watch as Patrick Marleau sets the NHL record for games played with 1,768, beating Gordie Howe’s long-standing record, and commissioner Gary Bettman has a video message for him.

It was a night of celebration in Las Vegas as Patrick Marleau etched his name in history, passing Gordie Howe to become the NHL's all-time games played leader.

Marleau was named in the starting lineup to make the record official as the puck dropped on his 1,768th NHL game. It was a day 23 years in the making after the 41-year-old was selected second overall by the San Jose Sharks back in 1997.

Throughout his career, Marleau has met many people both on and off the ice and many of them took the time to congratulate the veteran for achieving the rare milestone.

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