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Patrick Sharp Is To Appear In His 700th Game

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Dec 27, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp (10) reacts after scoring a goal during the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. The Blackhawks won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Sharp is reaching a milestone in his NHL career. Tonight Sharp will be appearing in his 700th NHL game. Sharp was drafted with the 95th pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 NHL draft. Sharp spent three years and 66 games with the Flyers before he was traded to the Blackhawks. Sharp and Eric Meloche were sent to the Blackhawks for Matt Ellison and a 3rd round pick.  This might be one of the most lop sided trades in Blackhawks history.

The Blackhawks scored a huge win by acquiring Sharp. Meloche never appeared in a game for the Blackhawks, while Ellison appeared in seven games in two seasons with the Flyers. He had one assist and one goal for the Flyers. Sharp has appeared in 633 games recording 229 goals and 255 assists. Sharp with the Blackhawks is a plus 81 in his career.

Last season’s leading goal scorer also has been a part of the Blackhawks two most recent Stanley Cup Championships. In the post season Sharp with the Blackhawks has appeared 94 games with 37 goals and 28 assists. In 2012-13 Sharp lead the Blackhawks and the playoffs with 10 goals.  This season in 22 games, He has six goals and 10 assists. Sharp is going to be on the line with Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith.

Congrats to Patrick Sharp on reaching 700 Regular season games!

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