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Sharks Sign Patrick Marleau and Matt Nieto

 

 

Patrick Marleau returns back home to where it all started as he signs a one year deal with the San Jose Sharks worth 700,000 dollars. Marleau was selected 2nd overall by the Sharks in the 1997 NHL draft. The 41-year-old will have his third stint with the Sharks and will most likely look to retire a Shark. San Jose also signed another former Sharks player and draft pick, Matt Nieto. Nieto is also coming back on a one-year deal worth 700,000 dollars.

Patrick Marleau is 45 games away from the record for NHL games played. Marleau had 11 goals, 11 assists, and 22 points in 66 games last season. Matt Nieto had eight goals, 13 assists, and 21 points in 70 games. Both acquisitions are low-risk depth adds for the Sharks as they look to get the band back together for a shot at a Stanley Cup. How do Sharks fans feel about these two former sharks returning to San Jose? Let us know.

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