From The Archives: A Career Is Worth A Thousand Games
This From The Archives feature story about Marc-Eduoard Vlasic appeared in the December 2019/January-February 2020 edition of Sharks Magazine.
‘Behind every great man there’s a great woman.’
You’ve heard the saying, and it’s true.
But it’s not completely accurate in describing Marc-Edouard Vlasic.
The saying for the Sharks defenseman should be modified to read: ‘Behind every great man there’s four great women.’
No slight to Marie-Josee Lord of Beaconsfield – Marc-Edouard’s mother – we’re counting his wife and three faithful canine companions who provide daily support and a loving escape from the pressures and grind of professional hockey.
Martine Auclair Vlasic and the couple’s three rescue dogs – Kelly, Macy and Nicky – do more for the San Jose defenseman’s career than they even know. But just as Vlasic arrives at a special career milestone, he takes time to recognize and credit what made playing 1,000 regular-season games in the National Hockey League possible.
“We came in this together,” Vlasic, who married his high school sweetheart. “We didn’t have all this, and we’re both in this together. She’s as much a part of this as I am.”
“This” would be a franchise first. Vlasic is the first blue liner drafted by San Jose to play 1,000 games with the club.
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