Marleau approaching NHL games played record with Sharks with grace 🏒 Patrick Marleau remembers his first training camp. It was 1997, and he had just turned 18. Though the San Jose Sharks had selected him No. 2 in the 1997 NHL Draft, getting drafted was one thing; trying to make the team was another. He was a step closer to the NHL, excited to receive per diem, a little walking-around money that allowed him to go to the mall and pick out things he couldn't afford before.