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Greg’s Report Cards: Patrick Sharp

By Greg Boysen

GP   G   A   P   +/-   PIM   PPG   SHG   GWG   SOG   S%

74  33  36 69  28      38        7          1            8         282    11.7     Regular Season

6       1     0   1   -2         4         0          0           0          24       4.2      Playoffs

Contract Status: Signed through 2016-2017 ($5.9 million cap hit per year)

Sharpie’s season got off to a rough start when an emergency appendectomy caused him to miss all of training camp.  Later in the season, a slash from Detroit’s Jiri Hudler caused him to miss 8 games with a broken wrist.  Despite all of this Sharp scored 33 goals, his 2nd straight 30 plus goal season and 3rd of his career.  He lead the team in goals, plus/minus and shots.  His 8 game winning goals was also a team high.  Only Marian Hossa (9) had more power play goals than Sharpie.   Sharp’s assist numbers really picked up during the final month of the season when he clicked on a new line with Hossa and Marcus Kruger.  The season ended with Sharp being a complete disappointment in the playoffs.  Except for deflecting in a Brent Seabrook slap shot for a tying goal in Game 2, Sharp was invisible during the entire series versus the Coyotes.  Sharpie has proved he can score in bunches and his a big part of the Blackhawks’ “core.”

2011-2012 Final Grade: B