The San Jose Sharks have awarded a $ 700,000 contract for one year to striker Patrick Marleau, the leader of their history for goals, points and contests.
Marleau has just spent two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he wore the Sharks uniform for his first 19 campaigns.
The 40-year-old has 551 goals and 1,166 points in the NHL in 1,657 games. San Jose picked him second overall in 1997.
The Sharks are in trouble early this season (0-3-0), having scored just three goals in three games.