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Patrick Sharp
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Born December 27, 1981 (1981-12-27) (age 35)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Philadelphia Flyers
Dallas Stars
Ntl. team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 95th overall, 2001
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2002–present

Patrick Sharp (born on December 27, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Junior and CollegeEdit

Patrick began his hockey career in Thunder Bay, Ontario, playing first for the Thunder Bay Kings program and then for the former Thunder Bay Flyers of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

From there he continued his hockey career in the college ranks with the University of Vermont before the Philadelphia Flyers selected him 95th overall (3rd round) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

ProfessionalEdit

Philadelphia FlyersEdit

After completing two years with Vermont, Patrick made his NHL debut in the 2003–04 season, splitting the season between the Flyers and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, recording seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) in 41 regular season games with the Flyers and 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) in 35 games for the Phantoms.

Due to the [[[2004-05 NHL lockout]], Patrick spent the entire following season in the AHL with the Phantoms, registering 23 goals and 29 assists (52 points) in 75 regular-season games and eight goals and 13 assists (21 points) in 21 playoff games en route to a Calder Cup championship.

Chicago BlackhawksEdit

Midway through the 2005–06 season, Patrick was traded by the Flyers (along with Éric Meloche) to the Chicago Blackhawks on December 5, 2005 for Matt Ellison and a third round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

He finished the season with a combined 31 points between the two teams.

Patrick emerged with the Blackhawks in 2007–08, recording career-highs of 36 goals, 26 assists and 62 points. He led the Blackhawks in power play goals (9), shorthanded goals (7) and game-winning goals (7).

Near the half-way mark for the season, on January 17, 2008, the Blackhawks signed he to a four-year contract extension through to the 2011–12 season.

At the start of the 2008–09 season, on October 8, 2008, Patrick was named an alternate captain for the Blackhawks (along with Duncan Keith).

Despite being limited by injuries, Patrick helped the Blackhawks form a highly offensive and young core led by second-year forwards Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane & newly acquired defenceman Brian Campbell.

He finished the season with 44 points in 61 games. He added 11 points in the post-season as the Blackhawks were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals by the Detroit Red Wings.

On June 9, 2010, Patrick won the Stanley Cup with Chicago over the Philadelphia Flyers, his former team. He contributed 11 goals and 11 assists during Chicago's playoff run. On January 30, 2011, he won the 2011 NHL All-Star Game MVP Award, getting one goal and two assists.

On August 3, 2011, Patrick signed a five-year contract extension with the Blackhawks worth $29.5 million, which comes into effect during the 2012–13 season and would carry an annual salary cap hit of $5.9 million.

On September 12, 2011, Patrick underwent an emergency appendectomy after experiencing abdominal discomfort. Team physician Dr. Michael Terry anticipated that he would have a full recovery in about three-to-four weeks.

On November 25, 2011, he recorded the second hat-trick of his NHL career in a 6–5 win against the Anaheim Ducks. Jonathan Toews (who himself had a career-best five-point game) recorded the primary assists on all three of Patrick's goals.

Patrick would finish the season with 33 goals along with 36 assists. He scored one goal during the Blackhawks first round exit to the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, he remained in Chicago while many of his teammates started playing for European leagues. He spent time with his then nine-month-old daughter, Madelyn and was involved in Gillette's "My City is My Gym" fitness program as a spokesperson.

During the shortened NHL season when play resumed in 2013, Patrick played 28 games, putting up six goals and 14 assists for a total of 20 points and a plus-minus rating of +8.

On December 27, 2013, he recorded his third hat-trick of his NHL career in a 7–2 win against the Colorado Avalanche.

Four games after, Patrick recorded his fourth hat-trick against the New Jersey Devils in a 5–3 win on January 3, 2014.

On January 7, 2014, he was named to the Canadian Olympic team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Dallas StarsEdit

On July 10, 2015, due to salary cap issues, Patrick & Blackhawks defenseman Stephen Johns were traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt.

On December 22, 2015, in the first matchup against his former Blackhawks, he tallied a two-point performance, adding a goal and an assist in a 4–0 victory. He played in 76 games in his first year in Dallas, scoring 20 goals to go with 35 assists.

Return to ChicagoEdit

On July 1, 2017, Patrick signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. He accepted a pay-cut, earning a $800,000 base-salary with $200,000 in potential bonuses, to return to Chicago.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Thunder Bay Flyers USHL 55 19 24 43 48 3 1 1 2 0
1999–00 Thunder Bay Flyers USHL 56 20 35 55 41
2000–01 Vermont Catamounts ECAC 34 12 15 27 36
2001–02 Vermont Catamounts ECAC 31 13 13 26 50
2002–03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 53 14 19 33 39
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 35 15 14 29 45 1 2 0 2 0
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 41 5 2 7 55 12 1 0 1 2
2004–05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 75 23 29 52 80 21 8 13 21 20
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 5 3 8 10
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 50 9 14 23 36
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 20 15 35 74
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 36 26 62 75
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 61 26 18 44 41 17 7 4 11 6
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 25 41 66 28 22 11 11 22 16
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 74 34 37 71 38 7 3 2 5 2
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 74 33 36 69 38 6 1 0 1 4
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 28 6 14 20 14 23 10 6 16 8
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 34 44 78 40 19 5 5 10 6
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 68 16 27 43 33 23 5 10 15 8
2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 76 20 35 55 27 13 4 2 6 0
2016-17 Dallas Stars NHL 48 8 10 18 31
NHL totals 869 277 322 599 522 142 47 40 87 52

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
Gold 2014 Sochi
World Championships
Silver 2008 Canada

Awards & AchievementsEdit

Award Year
College
All-ECAC Rookie Team 2000–01
NHL
NHL All-Star Game 2011
NHL All-Star Game MVP 2011
Stanley Cup Champion 2010, 2013, 2015
Olympic Gold Medalist - Canada 2014

Personal LifeEdit

Patrick was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Ian and Ruth Ann Sharp. He has an older brother, Chris, who currently lives in Calgary.

Relocating several times in his life, he left his native Manitoba and relocated to Calgary as a child and then moved to Thunder Bay in 1990 at nine years of age.

Patrick lived in Thunder Bay for the rest of his childhood. He was educated & attended local public schools in Calgary and Thunder Bay before settling in Burlington, Vermont in the United States to attend the University of Vermont. His parents remain in Thunder Bay and live on Lake Superior.

In December 2009, Patrick was inaccurately announced as "Chicago's Sexiest Athlete" by Victoria's Secret, who then named Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls the winner, citing an "internal error."

In July of 2010, Patrick married his longtime girlfriend Abby, whom he met while attending college in Vermont. Their wedding was held in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. His Blackhawks teammate Patrick Kane was among those in attendance.

The couple's first daughter, Madelyn Grace was born on December 9, 2011 and their second daughter, Sadie Ellen was born on October 13, 2013.

In early 2011, he was featured on the cover of Chicago magazine in its "50 Most Beautiful Chicagoans" story.

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