Penguins Get Patrick Marleau From Sharks For Third Round Pick

The 40-year-old has 10 goals and 10 assists this season

Andrew Limberg
February 24, 2020 - 11:26 am
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - FEBRUARY 20: Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks plays against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 20, 2020 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Sharks 2-1.

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Penguins have made a big move on trade deadline day.

Pittsburgh has reportedly acquired forward Patrick Marleau from San Jose in exchange for a conditional 2021 3rd round draft pick.

He is signed through the end of the season and carries a $700,000 salary. 

TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports the pick will be a 2nd rounder if the Penguins win the Stanley Cup this season.

“Patrick is a player who can play anywhere in our lineup,” said Rutherford. “He’s a good two-way player, provides leadership and will be a good fit with our team.”

The Saskatchewan native has played ever season with the San Jose Sharks since 1997, except for two years (2017-18, 2018-19) with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The left-handed Marleau has a 561 career goals and 625 assists in 22 seasons and is a three-time All-Star.

This season he has 10 goals and 10 assists over 58 games.

Marleau will continue to wear #12 on the ice. Dominik Simon offered the number to Marleau. 

Simon will now wear #18.

Marleau will be heading right back to the West Coast this week.

The Pens begin a three-game road trip in Los Angeles this Wednesday against the Kings.

They then head to Anaheim Friday and San Jose Saturday.

Marleau's wife seems pretty excited about the move.

She tweeted a gif of a Penguins in a top hat and suitcase on the move

In other trade news, the Anaheim Ducks claimed Andrew Aggozino off waivers from the Penguins

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