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Patrick Marleau

Patrick Marleau

So…what does longevity mean?

As far as we are concerned, it should matter a lot!

As of this writing, Patrick Marleau is the most tenured player in the National Hockey League.  The Canadian forward played 23 seasons (21 with San Jose) and logged 1,779 Games with 1,197 Points.  Marleau was never a threat for any individual award, but he was consistent for a long time, played both ends of the ice, and was a clean player who rarely made mistakes.  He was also a three-time All-Star.

As good as he was, and as long as he played, is Patrick Marleau a Hall of "Very Good" player, or was he the next level?

We are fascinated to debate this further!

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2024
  • Position: Left Wing, Center
  • Played For: Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Non-NHL Teams:

    Team Canada (Olympics 2010 & 2014, World Cup of Hockey 2004, World Hockey Championships 2003 & 2005)

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2004, 2007 & 2009) 
    Olympic Gold Medal (2) (Canada 2010 & 2014) 
    World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal (1) (Canada, 2004)
    World Hockey Championship Gold Medal (1) (Canada, 2003)
    World Hockey Championship Silver Medal (1) (Canada, 2005)

Should Patrick Marleau be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 98.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 1.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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