Jun 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks centerPatrick Sharp
(10) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period in game two of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Sharp won his second Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks this past season. Sharp stated at the Blackhawks rally that he would like to have another rally after this coming season. If the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup, they would be the first repeat champion since the Red Wings of 1997-98 and 1998-99.
If the Blackhawks are going to repeat they are going to another solid contribution from Sharp. Last season his numbers was negatively affected by injury. Sharp suffered a shoulder injury which limited his play. He played in 28 of the 48 regular season games. Sharp’s stat line was 6 goals, 14assists for a total of 20 points. In the playoffs, Sharp’s numbers were very good. In 23 games, he had 10 goals and 6 assists for 16 points. Sharp had one more post season goal than the Conn Smythe winner Patrick Kane.
If we look back at Sharp’s last full season with the Blackhawks, his stat line was 33 goals and 36 assists for 69 pts in 2011-2012. Sharp production could be dependent on who is centering the second line. The second line center could negatively affect his stat line. The line for Sharp is he going to be lower than his previous two full regular seasons. The line for Patrick Sharp is going to be set at over/under 32 goals and 32 assists for 64 points.