Auston Matthews Honors Patrick Marleau at NHL All-Star Skills Competition

The Sharks already were well-represented at NHL All-Star Weekend in San Jose, with Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson all participating.

Then Toronto's Auston Matthews decided the Skills Competition on Friday night needed a little extra Sharks-flavor.

As he took the ice for the shooting accuracy challenge, Matthews ditched his own jersey for that of his current Maple Leafs teammate, Patrick Marleau.

Marleau, of course, played the first 19 years of his career with the Sharks before joining the Maple Leafs as a free agent prior to the start of last season. He ranks first in San Jose franchise history in games played (1493), goals (508) and points (1,082).

When Matthews revealed Marleau's jersey, the SAP Center crowd roared with approval and greeted him with a standing ovation.

After Matthews finished his round in the shooting accuracy challenge, he posed for a photo with the three current Sharks All-Stars.

[RELATED: Born in Bay Area, Matthews returns as All-Star Game captain]

Good on you, Matthews. Very cool.

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