Hockey Night in Canada

NHL

Patrick Marleau: The NHL's newest member of the 500-goal club

San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau has scored his 500th NHL career goal against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Saskatchewan native was drafted No. 2 overall by the Sharks in 1997

San Jose forward becomes the 45th NHL player to score 500 goals. 0:32

San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau scored his 500th NHL career goal against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. 


Marleau was drafted second overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1997 NHL entry draft and has never played for another team. He became the first player in franchise history to reach the mark. 

Former teammate and Shark Owen Nolan congratulated Marleau on the milestone. 


Proud wife Christina Marleau expressed her happiness through a tweet and throwback picture of her husband when he first joined the Sharks. 


Marleau is the 45th player in NHL history to reach 500 career goals. 


Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.