Marleau takes out full-page ad to thank San Jose

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Patrick Marleau is getting ready to wear blue and white, but a part of his heart will always be teal.

The former San Jose Sharks forward took out a full-page ad in Bay Area News Group publications Sunday to thank the city of San Jose, which he called home for 19 seasons before signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs this summer.

Here's a closer look at the bottom of the page, which includes a heartfelt message from the club's former captain and all-time leader in goals, points, and games played:

(Courtesy: Bay Area News Group)

Marleau, who'll turn 38 on Sept. 15, signed a three-year, $18.75-million contract with the Leafs on July 2.