It’s time to get to the really good stuff. Patrick Sharp is the “pretty boy” who is a likely first-ballot Hall of Famer.
Besides some of his off-ice antics that won’t be discussed in this article, the 37-year old from Winnipeg, Canada has had himself an amazing career.
Sharpie’s retirement was a sad thing to see after having him around for a long time with his exciting personality and him giving us 100% each night on the ice. There is nothing but great things to say about him on the ice.
Since joining the Blackhawks in 2006, he has been a solid star. He has battled through a few injuries in his 11-year stint in Chicago, but has always put up the points to be an All-Star and was a solid 2-way forward.
For a while, we were spoiled and got to see an exciting 1st line of Sharp-Toews-Hossa. The 3-time Stanley Cup Champion, and our amazing assistant captain for so many years, has done so much to bring glory to this franchise.
During the 3 Stanley Cup runs, his lowest point showing in the playoffs was 15. In 2010, he could have won the Conn Smythe with his 22 points (11G, 11A). During his 11-years in Chicago, he averaged just under 18-minutes per night.
Sharp was an unpredictable player who was very creative. He wasn’t as exciting as Patrick Kane during shootouts, but he was close. He seemed to be very successful when his number was called.
In 11 seasons with Chicago, he had 39 game-winning goals and assisted on many more. Sharp was a special player and we might not see another one like him.
Chicago fans truly miss Sharp, but we love seeing him in-between periods talking about the game on NBC Sports Chicago.