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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)
197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Dallas Stars
Philadelphia Flyers
Chicago Blackhawks
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 Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

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, Patrick 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.

After completing two years with Vermont, Patrick made his NHL debut in 2003–04, splitting the season between the Flyers and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, recording 7 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 8 goals and 13 assists (21 points) in 21 playoff games en route to a Calder Cup championship.

On December 5, 2005 (midway through the 2005–06 season), Patrick was traded by the Flyers along with Éric Meloche to the Chicago Blackhawks for Matt Ellison and a 3rd-round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Patrick finished the season with a combined 31 points between the two teams. Sharp 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).

On January 17, 2008, near the halfway mark for the season, the Blackhawks signed Patrick to a four-year contract extension through the 2011–12 season.

On October 8, 2008 at the start of the 2008–09 season, 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 and newly-acquired defenceman Brian Campbell.

He finished up the season with 44 points in 61 games. Patrick 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 5-year contract extension with the Blackhawks worth $29.5 million over 5 years.

The contract will come into effect during the 2012–13 NHL season and will 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 3 to 4 weeks.

On November 25, 2011, Patrick 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 5-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, Patrick remained in Chicago while many of his teammates started playing for European leagues.

He spent time with his then 9-month old daughter and was involved in Gillette's "My City is My Gym" fitness program as a spokesperson.

During the shortened NHL season, Patrick played 28 games, putting up 6 goals and 14 assists for a total of 20 points and a +/- of +8.

On December 27, 2013 (on his birthday), Patrick recorded his third career hat trick of his NHL career, in a 7-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche.

Four days later on January 3, 2014, he recorded his fourth career hat trick in a 5-3 win against the New Jersey Devils.

On January 7, 2014, Patrick was named to the Canadian Olympic team of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

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

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
NHL totals 821 269 312 581 491 142 47 40 87 52

International StatisticsEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada WC 9 3 0 3 4
2012 Canada WC 8 1 7 8 2
2014 Canada OG 5 1 0 1 4
Senior totals 22 5 7 12 10

International PlayEdit

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

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • NHL All-Star Game (2011)
  • 2011 NHL All-Star Game (MVP)
  • 2-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion: 2010 and 2013 (both with the Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Goal Scoring Leader (10)

Personal lifeEdit

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

As a child, Patrick moved to Calgary. In 1990, Patrick moved to Thunder Bay when he was 9 years old where he resided for the rest of his childhood. His parents continue to reside in Thunder Bay and live on Lake Superior.

In July of 2010, Patrick married his long-time girlfriend Abby in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. They met while attending college in Vermont. They have two daughters: Madelyn Grace (born on December 9, 2011) and Sadie Ellen (born on October 13, 2013).

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

PhotosEdit

ReferencesEdit

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