Marleau’s milestone point occurred when he tallied an assist on Brent Burns’s opening goal in the first period. Marleau passed a loose puck from the corner to Joel Ward, who shot at Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury kicked out the rebound to Burns, who had a perfect open angle to score.
“It’s something I will remember always,” Marleau said in an interview in between periods.
Saturday marked the winger’s 1,349th regular season game. He has now recorded 462 goals and 538 assists in his career.
The 17-year-veteran is the 83rd player in the league’s history to notch 1,000 regular season points.
Marleau began his career in 1997 after being drafted by the Sharks in the first round and has stayed in San Jose ever since. With his assist on Saturday he also becomes the first player for in Sharks franchise history to reach 1,000 points.
You can watch Marleau’s assist to Burns below.
- Beth Maiman