Veteran Marleau traded to Penguins

By Sports Desk February 24, 2020

Three-time NHL All Star Patrick Marleau has been acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade with the San Jose Sharks.

The Penguins have given the Sharks a conditional 2021 third-round pick in exchange for the 40-year-old forward, who is in his 22nd NHL season and has played the fifth-most games (1,715).

Marleau, an All-Star in 2004, 2007 and 2009 who has played professionally across four decades, has scored 561 goals - the joint-25th most in NHL history.

He has spent the vast majority of his career with San Jose, though he did have two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

This season he has played in 58 games for the Sharks, registering 10 goals, 10 assists and 20 points.

"Patrick is a player who can play anywhere in our lineup," Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said.

"He's a good two-way player, provides leadership and will be a good fit with our team."

The 37-18-6 Penguins are currently second in the Metropolitan Division while the 26-32-4 Sharks are struggling near the wrong end of the Western Conference standings.

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