More Than Mr. Hockey: Marleau Has Howe’s All-Time Record Within Reach

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Patrick Marleau

Patrick Marleau

We don’t know when the 2020-21 NHL regular season will begin. We don’t know how many games will be on the schedule. In fact, we don’t even know for sure whether there will be an NHL season at all.

But if there is, we could see an historical change atop the league’s all-time games-played list – Patrick Marleau, who recently returned to his longtime San Jose Sharks, is poised to surpass Gordie Howe for the career record. Marleau, who sits fifth all-time behind Howe, Mark Messier, Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis, needs to play 45 games to take over the No. 1 spot.