Friday, July 10, 2015

Patrick Sharp, Forever A Blackhawk

Patrick Sharp had been a major piece of the Chicago Blackhawks for ten years.  Blackhawks GM, Dale Tallon at the time, brought Sharp to Chicago in December, 2005, along with Eric Meloche, for Matt Ellison and a third round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.  The Blackhawks made out on top by a country mile in that trade.

Sharp, over his tenure with Chicago, accumulated some impressive numbers.  In seven of his ten years, he amassed 20+ goals in a season.  He ranks 8th on the Blackhawks All-Time list for Power Play Goals (65), Short-handed Goals (16), and Game-Winning Goals (38).  The 3-Time Stanley Cup champion was also the All-Star MVP in 2011.

In 679 regular season games with the Blackhawks, Sharp accumulated 239 goals, 272 assists, and 511 points.  Although his 2015 season was one that found his number decrease, he provided leadership and experience that brought the Stanley Cup back to Chicago for the third time in six years.

Patrick Sharp will forever be part of Chicago Blackhawks history and a fan favorite (especially for you ladies).  Thank you, Patrick, and good luck!


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