Patrick Marleau’s Toronto home is up for sale, lending further evidence to the notion the 39-year-old veteran will play elsewhere next season.
The asking price is $11.888 million for the home “nestled on an affluent and prestigious Toronto neighborhood … set upon lush topography,” according to the listing from Re/Max Premier Inc. broker Paula Carrascalao.
Among the luxurious “finishes” included in the seven-bathroom, eight-fireplace mansion is a “hockey” room and an indoor pool.
A picture of the “Marleau Bros” he had built over the winter for his sons to play hockey is included in the Realtor.ca listing.
Marleau signed a three-year deal in 2017 with the Maple Leafs, paying him $18.75 million US. He has a full no-movement clause, so he controls his own destiny as far as having approval over where he plays. But if he decides to leave, it could create up to $6.25 million in salary-cap space — his average annual salary — at a time when the Leafs need room to sign players like Mitch Marner, Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson.
He’s entering the final year of that deal but it has been reported the family would rather return to California. The Leafs have talked to both the Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes about a possible deal, though it’s most likely San Jose where Marleau would like to play. He played there for his entire career until signing as a free agent with Toronto.
He sold his house in the Bay Area two years ago, getting $4.1 million US for his 5,726-square-foot Mediterranean-style home.
Marleau is the only person listed as owner of his home in Toronto, according to a title search conducted by the Toronto Star.
Marleau’s “palatial” Toronto home is in the Lawrence-Bayview area, sitting on about an acre of land, backing onto a ravine, with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an in-ground pool, a game room and a “spectacular chef’s dream kitchen.”
And, of course, enough room for a hockey rink.
While he and his wife, Christina, and four sons, Landon, Brody, Jagger, and Caleb, visited family in California during the Christmas break, Marleau had a contractor install an ice rink, complete with boards, blue lines and a Maple Leafs logo.
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