Who is Patrick Marleau?
Patrick Marleau is a professional Canadian ice hockey player. He plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
|Celebrated Name||Patrick Marleau|
|Profession||Ice Hockey Forward|
|Birth Date||September 15, 1979|
|Birth Place||Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Birth Name||Patrick Denis Marleau|
|Parents||Father: Denis Marleau
Mother: Jeanette Marleau
|Net Worth||$46 million|
Patrick was born on the 15th of September, 1979 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, as the name Patrick Denis Marleau. He is the son of Denis Marleau and Jeanette Marleau. Furthermore, he has two siblings; an older brother and an older sister. Patrick married Christian Marleau and have four children together.
Besides, he holds a Canadian nationality. He stands at a height of 1.88 m.
Patrick played junior hockey for the team Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He played two seasons with the team. Furthermore, he was the captain for the Thunderbirds in the 1996-97 season and he led the team to the second position in the Western Conference. Furthermore, Marleau became second in the WHL’s Player of the Year.
In his junior year, he was drafted as the second overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He was the youngest player in the draft class for 1997 which also makes him the youngest player to ever play in the NHL. Marleau was inactive during the 2004-05 lockout. He signed a $12.5 million contract for three years in August of 2005.
He left the San Jose Sharks and entered an open market for the first time for his career. Later, he signed a three-year contract worth $6.25 million with the Toronto Maple Leafs on the 2nd of July, 2017. The Toronto Maple Leafs traded Marleau to the Carolina Hurricanes on the 22nd of June, 2019. However, he was terminated from his contract on the 27th of June, 2019.
Marleau then returned to San Jose and signed a $700,000 contract of one-year with the team on the 9th of October, 2019. He returned to game with the San Jose team in a match against Chicago Blackhawks. Furthermore, he received a standing ovation in his first home game on the 13th of October.
International Career of Patrick Marleau
Patrick Marleau was a member of the Canada National Team for the 2003 World Championships. He won a gold medal with the team. Furthermore, he became a member of Canada’s National team for the 2004 World Cup and the 2005 World Championships as well. He was also chosen as a member of the national team on the 30th of December, 2009 for the 2010 Winter Olympics, where he won a gold medal. Furthermore, he was on the roster for the 2014 Olympics as well.
Patrick has earned massive popularity from his profession. Likewise, along with earning name and fame, he has been able to earn a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $46 million as of 2020.