Patrick Marleau has tied Gordie Howe atop the NHL’s all-time games played list with his 1,767th career appearance.
It's been a long road to the top, but @SanJoseSharks forward Patrick Marleau has finally matched “Mr. Hockey”!
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 18, 2021
Of those 1,767 games, Marleau has made 1,595 appearances with the San Jose Sharks, 164 with the Toronto Maple Leafs and an additional eight as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
This is Marleau’s 21st season with the Sharks, having spent two years with the Maple Leafs from 2017-2019 before returning to San Jose last campaign.
He was eventually traded to the Penguins in February 2020 before signing a one-year contract with the Bay Area club.
Patrick Marleau will play his 1,767th career game tonight.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 17, 2021
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 18, 2021
Marleau, 41, can break the all-time games played record when the Sharks face the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.