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Patrick Sharp | Winger

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/27/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
Contract: view contract details

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Patrick Sharp could be in for a fantasy boost this season in Dallas, assuming he is used as a top-six forward.
With the Blackhawks, Sharp was commonly used on the third line due to the team's influx of star power atop the depth chart. In Dallas, Sharp has a great chance to find a home on the team's top line with the dynamic duo of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Another option is on the second line with Valeri Nichushkin and Jason Spezza, which would also be a nice situation for Sharp's stats. Aug 16 - 10:22 AM

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Patrick Sharp said he was shocked when he found out he had been traded to the Dallas Stars.

"I knew it was coming … and it still comes as a shock," Sharp said. "When it actually happens, there are a lot of different things going on: You're trying to take care of your family and friends and your own personal situation. The conversation with Stan was a tough one, just like the one with (coach) Joel Quenneville was."
Jul 12 - 10:10 AM

Stars GM Jim Nill was thrilled that he was able to acquire Patrick Sharp from Chicago on Friday night.

"We have been looking for the right opportunity, and this was one where we were able to add a premier winger with great experience," said general manager Jim Nill of the deal that brought Sharp and young defenseman Stephen Johns from Chicago in exchange for veteran defenseman Trevor Daley and winger Ryan Garbutt. "Our ownership has made a strong statement that we want to win now, and I think we’ve really helped change some key positions." If the Stars decide to pair Sharp with Tyler Seguin, the veteran forward's numbers could spike next season.
Jul 11 - 9:38 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Patrick Sharp and Stephen Johns to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt.

The Sharp trade was widely anticipated and the destination itself isn't too surprising given previous reports. Chicago needed to clear up cap space and moving Sharp's $5.9 million annual hit certainly goes a long way towards accomplishing that goal. For Dallas, Sharp will be a valuable secondary scorer on a team that already has a strong top three in Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and Jason Spezza. Those three excelled on a line together last season and now the Stars can keep it intact without making their second line too weak. Alternatively, the Stars might opt to pair up Benn with Seguin and Spezza with Sharp to create two very effective lines. Sharp is 33 years old now and is coming off of a down season, so his acquisition is also something of a risk, but it's hard not to appreciate the Stars efforts over the last few years to push themselves into contention.
Jul 10 - 9:16 PM

The Dallas Stars are not among the suitors for Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp, according to a source.

"He's a great player, but he's not what we need right now," said a Stars official who asked to be listed as a source. "It's that simple." Dallas already has four forwards under big contracts. The team also expects Valeri Nichushkin and Brett Ritchie to compete for top-six minutes, so there doesn't appear to be interest in Sharp.
Jun 25 - 3:01 PM

The Detroit Red Wings could be interested in acquiring Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp.

The Blackhawks cap issues have been well-documented and they will have to find salary cap relief by trading a player like Sharp. Detroit has a young team and could use another goal scorer in their lineup. The fact that he is a right-handed shooter would also fill a need for the Red Wings.
Jun 21 - 10:53 AM

The New York Post’s Larry Brooks expects the Penguins to try to trade for Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp this offseason.

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford wants to add a top-six, goal-scoring winger to pair with either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. The Blackhawks will likely have to move a few key pieces in order to free up cap space this offseason, and Sharp, who has two years left on a contract with a $5.9 million cap hit, could be one shipped out of town. It remains to be seen whether the Penguins have what it takes to pull off a move like this, especially because they have several important pieces potentially leaving as well.
Jun 20 - 11:32 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks demands for Patrick Sharp are reportedly sky high.

Chicago reportedly wants a first round pick, top-tier prospect, and a top-six forward on an entry-level contract. There's nothing wrong with them putting up a high price now so that they have something to work down from, but it would be shocking to see a team meet those demands. It is worth noting though that the weak UFA market might lead to Chicago getting more for him than some might suspect, even if they won't end up with everything they're demanding. Sharp had 16 goals and 43 points in 68 contests in 2014-15 and will turn 34 in December. He has two years left on his deal with a $5.9 million annual cap hit.
Jun 19 - 1:23 PM

Patrick Sharp could be a trade candidate for the Blackhawks in the off-season.

He has a $5.9 million cap hit and two seasons left on his contract. "I haven't really put much thought into it," said Sharp. "It's been a whirlwind couple days. To win a third Stanley Cup in this city is something that I'll always remember. It's pretty special. It's a huge accomplishment and these last couple days have been crazy. I'm sure the next few days, when things wind down a little bit, that will be more of a topic of conversation." Predictably, GM Stan Bowman isn't thinking about moves just yet after winning the Stanley Cup, but once the new salary cap is announced the Blackhawks may be forced to make some tough decisions.
Jun 18 - 6:57 PM

Patrick Sharp scored a goal in Saturday's 2-1 Game 5 win over Tampa in the Stanley Cup Final.

Antoine Vermette scored the game-winning goal in the third period, but it was Sharp who opened the scoring in the first period. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop came out of his net to play the puck, but he collided with defenseman Victor Hedman and Sharp was there to bury the loose puck into an open cage. "I just knew there was a collision and I found myself with a heck of an opportunity," Sharp said. "So make sure you put that one in." The 33-year-old now has five goals and 15 points in 22 games this postseason. The Blackhawks are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup.
Jun 14 - 9:34 AM

Patrick Sharp again appears set to play on the Blackhawks’ top line.

Take it for what it’s worth, as coaches will often show something in practice and tweak the lines at the start of the game. Sharp has spent a bunch of time on the third line, and now it seems he’ll get his second game in a row with Jonathan Toews in a role more suited for his skill set. Sharp has two assists and nine shots in the Stanley Cup Final. He has not scored since Game 2 of their second-round series, a span of 13 games without a goal. Sharp has four goals and 14 points in the playoffs.
Jun 13 - 2:35 PM

Patrick Sharp was buzzing Wednesday night in Game 4 against Tampa Bay.

He wasn't able to end his goalless slump, which reached 13 straight playoff games, but he did earn an assist on a goal by Jonathan Toews shortly after he hit the post. Sharp skated with Toews and Marian Hossa in the match during his five-on-five playing time, as coach Joel Quenneville shook up his line combinations.
Jun 11 - 10:56 AM

Patrick Sharp was apologetic after he took two bad penalties in the third period of Saturday's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

"I take responsibility and apologize to our penalty killers for putting them under such stress," said Sharp. "We were battling and I guess my stick came up and clipped him. I didn’t mean to do it. It happens. I’ll take responsibility." Chicago was able to kill the first penalty, but Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison scored the game-winning goal while Sharp was in the box the second time.
Jun 7 - 9:26 PM

Patrick Sharp took the high-sticking penalty that led to Tampa Bay's game-winning goal in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

It was a tough couple of minutes for Sharp, who took a slashing penalty at the 4:59 mark of the third frame (which Chicago was able to kill), and the high-sticking infraction at the 7:17 mark. Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison scored on the ensuing power play to take a 4-3 lead in the game. "Tough timing," coach Quenneville said of the penalties. "We just got the big goal [and] then we had to kill four minutes. Maybe [we were] a little tired on the kill the latter part of it. We did an outstanding job the first one; almost got through the second one."
Jun 7 - 9:15 AM

Patrick Sharp spoke about Chicago's confidence even when they down after the Blackhawks rallied in the third to beat Tampa Bay 2-1 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

"We certainly believe in ourselves in our locker room, and we're never out of any game despite the score or how it looks out there," Sharp said. "Two big goals at the end to get the win." He talked about "trusting the process" and the win probably softened the blow after he logged a 2015 playoff-low of 10:58 of ice time. Sharp was credited with two shots and four hits in the match.
Jun 4 - 10:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Travis Moen
5Curtis McKenzie
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Colton Sceviour
D1Alex Goligoski
2John Klingberg
3Johnny Oduya
4Jason Demers
5Jordie Benn
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7Patrik Nemeth
8Stephen Johns
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Antti Niemi