Mar­leau headed to Toronto

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Pa­trick Mar­leau, 37, is leav­ing the San Jose Sharks for the Toronto Maple Leafs, sign­ing a 3-year con­tract worth $18.75 mil­lion, end­ing his 19-year run in San Jose. The Sharks had re­port­edly of­fered Mar­leau a 2-year con­tract worth roughly $9 mil­lion, but the team was un­will­ing to add a third year, forc­ing Mar­leau to make a de­ci­sion: up­root his fam­ily and leave the or­ga­ni­za­tion he joined as a 17-year-old in 1997 or stay and give the squad a hometown dis­count. Mar­leau, who was drafted by the Sharks with the No. 2 pick in the 1997 NHL draft, leaves town as the Sharks all-time leader in points (1,082), goals (508), games played (1,493), power play goals (160) and game-win­ning goals (98). He reached the 20-goal plateau in 14 of his 19 sea­sons in Teal.

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