The speedy Sharks winger is currently fourth among active NHL players in goals. Here's more on Marleau's streak, per the San Jose Mercury News:
Marleau closing in on 500 goals, in case you're scoring at home. pic.twitter.com/geDlp73ExJ— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) January 12, 2016
Patrick Marleau will become just the 22nd player in NHL history to play in 500 consecutive games when the Sharks face the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome on Monday. Marleau began the streak on April 9, 2009 when the Sharks played against the then-Phoenix Coyotes. Starting with that game, he has 151 goals and 174 assists, and is now third on the active ironman list, behind Andrew Cogliano of the Anaheim Ducks (663 games) and Keith Yandle (510) of the New York Rangers. “It just means you have a good supporting cast,” Marleau said. “The training staff here has always been good. If you do get some bumps and bruises, they take care of you right away. If there’s some competitive stuff you can you, you work with (strength coach) Mike Potenza and take care of that."