Patrick Marley is returning to the San Jose Sharks for another season, signing a one-year deal with the club on Tuesday.
According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, the new deal is worth 000 700,000, the lowest value in the league and the same value he signed last year after returning to San Jose.
“Patrick is one of the most famous players in the history of the San Jose Sharks, as well as one of the most respected veterans in the National Hockey League,” General Manager Doug Wilson said in a press release from the club. “The leadership he brings on and off the ice is well documented in his glorious NHL career and his competitive fire to win is still strong. Patrick’s prime example inspires behavior and resonates with our group of young players.”
It’s Marley’s 23rd NHL season – and his 21st with the Sharks, spending two years with Maple Leafs in Toronto. The veteran forward had a brief performance in Pittsburgh last season, which was a deadline lease with the Penguins.
Marley, 41, is just 45 games away from the 2020-21 campaign, having never played NHL games to surpass the legendary Gordy Howe in his career. He is currently the Sharks franchise leader in games (1,551), goals (518), power-play goals (161), game-winning goals (101) and points (1,102), and leads the organization in those categories in the playoffs, too.
He scored 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points through 66 games last season with the Sharks and Penguins.