The sports world has congratulated Patrick Marleau on setting an NHL record in the games he has played
On Monday night, Patrick Marleau lined up next to Max Pacioretty for the opening match as the Sharks and Golden Knights were ready to play. They exchanged two punches – not the usual hockey game to start. It happened because this night was different: Marleau was a few seconds away from history.
And then the puck fell. Marleau officially became the leader of all NHL players while skating in 1,768 games.
Along with that, he passed the second overall selection for the 1997 Sharks NHL Draft to Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. (Joe Thornton was the first pick of the year and, appearance in one of the tweets below). It was a brand that many thought would never fall into the sport; after all, How recorded that last game when he was 52 years old.
Marleau, 41, is now on the record books – and will surely add more games to the rest of this year (Sharks have 11 more games). It’s not over yet.
The world of hockey and sports went to social media to congratulate Marleau on the historic moment.