Marleau moved to center for Wednesday's game against the Wild (because Auston Matthews was scratched) and delivered a goal in 14:33.
Yes, he can play center, but no, it's not ideal at this point in his career. Marleau has delivered 11 points in 17 games this season, but could see depressed output with the increased workload that comes at center.
Marleau scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-1 win over the Ducks on Wednesday.
The 38-year-old's exodus from San Jose has gone well thus far, as he has five goals and four assists through 13 games. That's impressive given his age, but he did score 27 goals last season.
Marleau stepped into the role of second-line center for the third period of Monday's game in San Jose when coach Mike Babcock benched Tyler Bozak.
Marleau is versatile, but we think he's better on the wing at this point in his career. Keep an eye on this. His production might slip short term is Babcock keeps Bozak in the doghouse.
All but six of those games took place with the Sharks before the prolific winger signed with Toronto's hockey club in July. According to NHL.com, he'll become the 18th player in league history to have reached that milestone, which speaks volumes about Mareleau's conditioning and dedication to the game. The Saskatchewan native has already registered five points (three goals, two helpers) with the leaf emblazoned on his sweater.