Even at the age of 37, Patrick Marleau scored 27 goals and was an effective offensive threat. Now, as Craig Custance of The Athletic reports, quite a few teams are showing interest in the pending UFA. Custance lists Toronto, Anaheim, New York (Rangers), Carolina, Nashville and Los Angeles in the mix for him, also noting that San Jose remains interested in bringing him back. Marleau was ranked #6 in our list of the Top 50 Free Agents, expecting him to eventually return to San Jose to finish his career.

Marleau broke the 500 goal mark this season, giving him a good shot for the Hall of Fame when he retires. There are only five non-active members of the 500-club not to be inducted yet: Keith Tkachuk, Pat Verbeek, Pierre Turgeon, Jeremy Roenick and Peter Bondra.