Patrick Marleau is used to making history. He's the Sharks' all-time leader in games played, points, goals and a plethora of other stats.
On Tuesday, Marleau added another impressive milestone to his ledger with a record that ranges between multiple sports. The 40-year-old became the oldest player in NHL, MLB or NBA history with a consecutive games streak of at least 800.
Marleau made history in style, too. The winger put the Sharks on the board in the second period of their 4-2 win over the Blackhawks to help end a season-long five-game losing streak. It was a special one for the veteran, thanks to fellow 40-year-old Joe Thornton.
Marleau puts the Sharks ahead 🦈 pic.twitter.com/iDKyULdOxG— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) November 6, 2019
Marleau, on his first goal assisted by Thornton since 2016-17: "That's always special. It's always a big moment. There probably should be a lot more assists from him, the way he sets people up."— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) November 6, 2019
Marleau didn't play the first four games of the 2019-20 regular season, but because he wasn't under contract with a team, his streak continued once he rejoined the Sharks on Oct. 10.
The future Hall of Famer has seven points -- three goals and four assists -- in 12 games with San Jose this season.