It was last week when Patrick Marleau was spotted wearing his brand new Toronto Maple Leafs blue, as he practiced at Sharks Ice with several of his former teammates.
He’ll get to wear it now in much friendlier surroundings.
On Wednesday, Marleau’s wife, Christina, tweeted a picture of the Sharks’ all-time leading scorer at the airport, taking his hockey gear to his new home. A Maple Leafs hockey bag was piled atop a Sharks bag that will surely be replaced as soon as he gets to Toronto.
NHL training camps open on Friday, Sep. 15.
Marleau signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract with Toronto on July 2, ending his 19-year run in San Jose. The Sharks host Marleau and the Maple Leafs at SAP Center on Oct. 30.