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Howe Family Asks The NHLPA To Present Gordie’s Stick From His Last NHL Game To Patrick Marleau

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Patrick Marleau was given a special gift by the NHL Players’ Association before the Sharks played the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday at SAP Center.

At the request of Gordie Howe’s family, the NHLPA presented Marleau with the stick used by Howe in his 1,767th and final NHL game on April 6, 1980.

The stick had been on display in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and will be replaced by a stick used by Marleau on April 19 when he played in his 1,768th career game and broke Howe’s all-time record.

The Sharks also presented Marleau with a custom painting by Lucasfilm and Disney Master Artist Kevin-John, which is of him and Howe.


Below, a tweet the Sharks sent out which includes a picture of the stick.  You can also see it within the article.

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Class act by the Howe family

Posted by exor54 on 05/13/21 at 06:49 AM ET


Wow, what a gesture.  Class indeed.

Posted by dwgs on 05/13/21 at 08:27 AM ET


That’s a huge gesture.  Super cool.

Posted by ThatGuy on 05/13/21 at 10:44 AM ET

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