Patrick Marleau is 40 years old, although he looks considerably young compared to caveman Joe Thornton. Miraculously enough, Marleau is just two months younger than his near-AARP eligible teammate, but both are still contributing at a fairly high level in San Jose. Just ask the Chicago Blackhawks.
In his first game back with the Sharks, Marleau has scored twice in fairly stunning fashion. The first inspired a modest reaction, while the second goal put all of Chicago in a state of shock.
Yes, that's to tie the game at four.
With the Sharks in scramble mode early in the season, Marleau ought to provide an important veteran presence to help get this team back on track.