Looks like Maple Leafs’ Patrick Marleau might be leaving Toronto. The veteran player just put his home up for sale, with an asking price of $11.888 million.
The Toronto Star was the first to report the news. They noted that selling the property only fuels rumours the veteran player could be joining another team next season.
Marleau owns a stunning five-bed, seven-bath mansion in North York, located just next to the Bridle Path neighbourhood, also known as “Millionaire’s Row.”
“Nestled on an affluent and prestigious Toronto neighbourhood, this quintessential home is set upon lush topography,” the Zoocasa listing, from RE/MAX Premier Inc., notes.
The property is over one acre and the home itself backs onto a ravine, offering “an exclusive cottage feel in the heart of the city.”
But that’s not even it’s most impressive feature. The home has eight fireplaces, a library, a game room, an in-ground swimming pool, and a 13-car garage. It also has heated floors and a basement with a separate entrance. And did we mention there’s a private ice rink?
The hockey player had the rink built for his four sons, and dubbed it “Marleau Bros,” the Star reports. Naturally, it’s designed to look like the rink Marleau plays on at Scotiabank Arena, blue maple leaf and all.
It’s unknown when Marleau bought his Toronto home, but it’s likely that it was in 2017, as that’s the same year he joined the Leafs on a three-year deal. That’s also the same year BlogTO reported the property sold for $11.632 million. The site did not note the name of the buyer.
If it was Marleau who had purchased the property at that time, that would mean he is selling for slightly more than what he originally paid.
So why is Marleau selling? According to reports, he simply wants to be closer to his family on the West Coast.
“It sounds like Marleau and the Leafs are set to part ways,” said hockey analyst Nick Kypreos on “Hockey Night in Canada” last Saturday. “The family is going to move back to San Jose. Patrick Marleau has made it clear to the Toronto Maple Leafs that he’d like to get closer to his family once again, which means moving to the west coast area.”