But I think I'm just ready to take that next step in my life — and looking forward to it. Patrick Sharp retired from the Chicago Blackhawks after the final game of the season Saturday night. Despite his success in Chicago, Sharp was sent to the Stars in a salary cap trade in 2015. He was later traded to the Stars in 2015, where he spent two seasons before returning to the Blackhawks in 2017. Patrick Sharp (born December 27, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars. , He would win his third Stanley Cup championship with the Blackhawks in 2015. It was a special night.”, Sharp was asked directly if it was the end “Yeah, probably... I’m grateful I had the opportunity to come back to the Blackhawks". He scored five goals with 10 assists during the playoffs. Sharp has had an illustrious career, racking up 287 goals and 620 points in 938 career contests. And it became very, very dusty in here. Blackhawks fans at the United Center gave Sharp an emotional sendoff after Chicago's 4-1 loss to the Blues as Sharp skated solo around the ice, acknowledging fans, teammates and others. Patrick Sharp ended the speculation Friday, announcing that he will play his final NHL game Saturday against the Jets. On November 25, 2011, in a 6–5 win against the Anaheim Ducks, Sharp scored his second career NHL hat-trick. After being drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round in 2001, he spent most of his NHL career with the Blackhawks. Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Sharp played in his final home game Friday and is expected to play his final game of his career Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg, ending a lengthy career since 2005 and including 10 years as a integral piece to the Blackhawks, which led to … #BREAKING Corey Crawford Chooses New Team. On June 9, 2010, Sharp won the Stanley Cup with Chicago over the Philadelphia Flyers, his former team. “It was a tough game out there, tough to concentrate with what was going on inside my head,” Sharp said according to Mark Lazerus. Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp tried to keep it a secret, but after last night's game it's obvious, Patrick Sharp is retiring. Always the classy individual and ultimate team player, Sharp went out in style.  On January 7, 2014, he was named to the Canadian Olympic team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. .?.?. From there, he continued his hockey career in the college ranks with the University of Vermont, before the Philadelphia Flyers selected him in the third round, 95th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Sharp's Blackhawks teammate Patrick Kane was among those in attendance. Midway through the 2005–06 season, on December 5, 2005, Sharp was traded by the Flyers (along with Éric Meloche) to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Matt Ellison and a third-round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.  Despite being limited by injuries, Sharp 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. Each source indicated that Patrick Sharp indeed had sex with Duncan Keith’s wife. As the Chicago Sun-Times noted Friday, Sharp never got a chance to say good-bye to Chicago fans the first time he left.  Sharp would finish the season with 33 goals and 36 assists. He was educated and attended local public schools in Calgary and Thunder Bay before settling in Burlington, Vermont, in the United States, to attend the University of Vermont. Patrick lived in Thunder Bay for the rest of his childhood. #BREAKING Blackhawks Statue Vandalized Last Night. He spent time with his then nine-month-old daughter, and was involved in Gillette's "My City is My Gym" fitness program as a spokesperson. Sharp emerged with the Blackhawks in 2007–08, recording career-highs of 36 goals, 26 assists and 62 points. On January 30, 2011, Sharp was named the Most Valuable Player in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game, earning one goal and two assists in the game. Due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Sharp 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. After his retirement as a player, Sharp joined NBC Sports as an analyst. Friday, Sharp got that proper good-bye from the fans.  Jonathan Toews, who himself had a career-high five-point game, recorded the primary assists on all three of Sharp's goals.  He finished the season with a combined 31 points between the two teams. Canadian winger Patrick Sharp announced his sudden retirement from the NHL just prior to his Chicago Blackhawks’ final game of the 2017-18 season, capping his illustrious sixteen season career with three teams, three Stanley Cups, and an Olympic Gold Medal. Sharp had joined NBC Sports as a guest analyst for its coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs just 10 days after his retirement. Near the half-way mark for the season, on January 17, 2008, Sharp signed a new, four-year contract with the Blackhawks lasting through to the end of the 2011–12 season. On July 1, 2017, Sharp signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for the 2017–18 season. In 16 seasons and 748 games, Sharp has tallied 249 goals and 532 points.  In December 2009, Patrick was inaccurately announced as "Chicago's Sexiest Athlete" by Victoria's Secret, which then named Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls the winner, citing an "internal error". "He had some touching words after the game and it meant a lot.". https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/omnisport/1/54/patricksharphighs_3an5s6u3bkvi1g7hvw0i1lsn5.jpg?t=1763404498&w=500&quality=80. , "Chicago - Chicago : News : Politics : Things To Do : Sports", "Who Will Be Named the Chicago Blackhawks' Next Assistant Captain? After completing two years with Vermont, Sharp made his NHL debut in 2003–04, 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. 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