When you think of Patrick Sharp during his Chicago Blackhawks career, you think of him as a sniper and a scorer that can go on some really long scoring streaks. Funny thing is he’s assisted on some milestone goals for other young Chicago Blackhawks.
Patrick Sharp has scored 278 goals in the NHL, and yet many Chicago Blackhawks fans, myself included, kind of disregard the fact that he’s had 324 helpers along the way. So I suppose it’s not to big of a shock that he’s been there for a lot of milestone goals.
The first milestone assist came 10 years ago on a 2-on-1 with a rookie by the name of
, as Sharp passed it to #88 for his first NHL goal!
The saddest part for me when looking up these goals from 10 years ago is the fact that Pat Foley isn’t calling the action. Foley has most of the great calls in the past 30 years, but for Kane and Jonathan Toews’ first goals he wasn’t in the booth.
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Sharp also started the breakout and picked up an assist when
Kane scored his 200th goal. After Kane scores the goal, watch Sharp race to get the puck. You don’t see the pass he made to Kane in the video, but he was there for the first and 200th.
So as we all know Sharp was traded to the Dallas Stars, but as all good Chicago Blackhawks do he returned home to play for Chicago once again. He’s been on the same line as Alex DeBrincat, who has shown a lot of promise in his first few games, but hadn’t found the back of the net with any of his shots yet.
Although two totally different players, DeBrincat’s start to the season reminds me of Brandon Saad‘s first season, when the coaching staff liked him even though pucks weren’t going in right away.
Well last night, a puck finally found it’s way to the back of the net, and for DeBrincat it was a pretty nice script to write. He scored in Montreal against the guy many believe is the best goalie in the NHL in Carey Price. Oh, by the way, there was Sharp setting up the first NHL goal for the Blackhawks rookie.
It’s pretty cool that Sharp was looking for the puck after the goal for DeBrincat like he has all the other milestone goals.
Kane is only 13 goals away from 300, so maybe Sharp will get an assist on that goal as well! It’s always fun strolling down memory lane with some new highlights!