Last night Patrick Marleau made his return to San Jose, the only team he knew before leaving this summer to join the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was an emotional night as the Sharks faithful saw their one time captain and star draft pick return in colours other than teal and black.
Former Sharks stopped by, and wished him well.
Marleau was nervous about the reaction...
Patrick Marleau is hoping his return to San Jose goes better than Joe Thornton's first game back in Boston.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 30, 2017
The team paid tribute to the star player.
Thank you, Patrick Marleau. pic.twitter.com/X4nBIrOMK2— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) October 31, 2017
After all the cheers and ovations and tears, a hockey game was played.
You can find the latest NHL stories and news below.
The California road trip means a lot for the Leafs. [LWOS]
Tyler Bozak should be on the block, right now. [TLN]
The Golden Knights have so many injured goalies, Oskar Dansk was the latest victim, that they’re resorting to using an emergency recall of a WHL goalie. [KOI]
Joe Thornton set a milestone in last night’s game. [LWOS]
Happy Halloween everyone!