Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Patrick Sharp
Patrick Sharp was born December 27, 1981 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The third round, 95th overall selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Sharp is a graduate of the TBMHA and of the USHL's Thunder Bay Flyers.

A gold medalist at the 1997 All-Ontario Bantam Championships, Sharp went on to play two seasons with the hometown Flyers (1998-2000). The MVP of the CJHL Showcase Game in 1998, Sharp was named a USHL All-Star in 99-2000 after registering 55 points in 56 games.

Following an MVP performance with Thunder Bay, Sharp went on to play two seasons at the University of Vermont where as a sophomore, he led the team in goals (13) and points (26) and received the John C. Cunningham Award as the team's Most Valuable Player.

In 2002-03 Sharp made his professional debut with the Flyers AHL affiliate in Philadelphia while seeing action in a handful of games with the parent club, before splitting the 2003-04 season. A Calder Cup winner with the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2005, Sharp became a regular fixture in Flyers lineup in 2005-06, until he was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks in December of 2005.

In his first full season as a member of the Blackhawks, Sharp would appear in 80 games and record a career-high 20 goals and 35 points. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native was one of the bright spots throughout the 2006-07 seasons on a rebuilding roster in Chicago.

By 2008-09 the rebuilt Blackhawks were among the elite teams in the NHL and Sharp was among the Hawks' offensive leaders. The young Blackhawks would surge all the way to Western Conference final before finally being eliminated by the playoff seasoned Detroit Red Wings.

The following year Sharp and the Blackhawks would take the lessons learned in the 2009 playoffs and achieve the ultimate hockey goal - a Stanley Cup Championship. The Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games to capture the club's first Stanley Cup championship since 1961.

During the 2010-11 season Sharp would reach the 30 goal mark for the first time in his career. He scored 32 times to go along with 44 assists for a career-best 76 points. Though limited to 59 games the following season, Sharp continued his offensive progression. He scored 29 times while adding 28 assists.

In 2013, Sharp and the Blackhawks rolled through the NHL's regular season, capturing the Presidents' Trophy, and followed that up in the playoffs. Though pushed to the limit by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round, the Blackhawks would prevail and eventually earn the fifth Stanley Cup title in franchise history.

In 2014 Sharp would return to Canada's national team for the first time since 2008. This time taking part in the Olympic Winter Games held in Sochi, Russia. Sharp and the Canadians would go undefeated in the tournament, earning Canada's second consecutive Olympic gold medal.

After being knocked out in the Western Conference Finals by the eventual Stanley Cup Champion, Los Angeles Kings in 2014, the Sharp would return to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015 with the Blackhawks where they would defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. This would make three Stanley Cups in six years for Sharp and the Blackhawks.

Due to salary cap restraints, the Chicago Blackhawks were forced to trade Sharp, along with Stephen Johns, to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt on July 10, 2015.

In his first season in Dallas, Sharp would appear in 76 games, recording 20 goals and 35 assists for 55 points. It would mark the eighth time in his career that he had reached the 20-goal plateau. Sharp would be limited to just 48 games in his second season in Dallas and on July 1, 2017 his time in the Stars' organization would come to an end. He signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks, returning to the franchise with whom he had won three Stanley Cup titles.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Kanata Valley Lasers ON-Jr.A 54 11 23 34 22 7 0 5 5 0
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 University of Vermont ECAC 34 12 15 27 36
2001-02 University of Vermont ECAC 31 13 13 26 50
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 0 0 2 0
2002-03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 53 14 19 33 39 -5
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 41 5 2 7 55 -3 12 1 0 1 2
2003-04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 35 15 14 29 45 +5 1 2 0 2 0
2004-05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 75 23 29 52 80 +3 21 8 13 21 20
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 5 3 8 10 +4
2005-06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 50 9 14 23 36 +1
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 20 15 35 74 -15
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 36 26 62 55 +23
2007-08 Canada WC-A 9 3 0 3 4 +3
2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 61 26 18 44 41 +6 17 7 4 11 6
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 25 41 66 28 +24 22 11 11 22 16
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 74 34 37 71 38 -1 7 3 2 5 2
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 74 33 36 69 38 +28 6 1 0 1 4
2011-12 Canada WC-A 8 1 7 8 2 +2
2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 28 6 14 20 14 +8 23 10 6 16 8
2013-14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 34 44 78 40 +13 19 5 5 10 6
2013-14 Canada Olympics 5 1 0 1 4 +2
2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 68 16 27 43 33 -8 23 5 10 15 8
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL 76 20 35 55 27 -3 13 4 2 6 0
2016-17 Dallas Stars NHL 48 8 10 18 31 -22
NHL Totals 869 277 322 599 522 142 47 40 87 52


Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011) Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia with Eric Meloche for Matt Ellison and Chicago's 3rd round pick (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Ryan White) in 2006 NHL Draft, December 5, 2005. Traded to Dallas by Chicago with Stephen Johns for Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt, July 12, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1, 2017.
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