31-Year-Old Right Wing – Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Sharp Contract Information:
Sharp signed a five-year contract extension with the Blackhawks in August of 2011 for $29.5 million.
Sharp potted a pair of goals in Tuesday's win over the Stars.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 10||at DAL||2||0||2||1||4||1||0||0||5||40.0||0||0||18:13||5:09|
|Dec 5||at MIN||0||0||0||-1||2||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||0||20:00||2:20|
|Nov 30||at PHO||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||5||0.0||0||1||19:06||4:45|
|Nov 29||at DAL||1||0||1||0||2||0||0||0||4||25.0||2||1||19:24||1:08|
|Nov 27||at CGY||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||25.0||0||0||19:12||1:47|
|Nov 25||at EDM||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||0||19:57||4:34|
|Nov 23||at VAN||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||19:39||2:24|
|Nov 21||at WPG||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||2||50.0||0||1||18:25||4:06|
|Nov 19||at COL||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||2||0||17:18||1:12|
|Nov 16||at NSH||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||1||0||16:47||4:26|
|Nov 9||at DAL||0||4||4||2||0||0||1||0||1||0.0||0||1||15:31||0:23|
|Nov 2||at WPG||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||50.0||1||1||18:31||1:28|
|Oct 28||at MIN||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||1||2||17:37||3:30|
|Oct 24||at TB||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||2||21:44||6:53|
|Oct 22||at FLA||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||1||19:21||1:35|
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|Oct 15||at CAR||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||25.0||0||0||16:32||2:53|
|Oct 9||at STL||0||2||2||-1||0||0||2||0||4||0.0||0||0||15:57||0:22|
Patrick Sharp: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Last year was another quality season for Sharp who has been as consistent as they come. He had 69 points in 74 games last season compared to 71 points in 74 games during the 2010-11 season. The most impressive statistic was his plus/minus -- he registered a plus-28, the best on the Blackhawks. The versatile Sharp is sure to be one of the top Hawks again this season. Lock him for 30+ goals and 70 points.
One of the better trades that the Blackhawks ever made had Sharp coming from the Flyers during the 2005-06 season in exchange for Matt Ellison and a third-round draft choice. Sharp is fresh off his best season from a statistical standpoint, as he banked 34 goals -- 12 on the power play -- and 37 assists, leading to a five-year contract. But with team success dipping last year, his plus/minus dropped precipitously to minus-1. Even on the heels of a career season, fantasy owners shouldn´┐Żt expect Sharp to regress much following his big pay day because he´┐Żll be working with a familiar supporting cast on a scoring line and his versatility is bound to keep him on the ice for close to 20 minutes per game.
Sharp was the subject of trade rumors, though he wasn't ultimately included in Chicago's cap-saving frenzy in the offseason. We applaud the preservation of Sharp's services because he is one of the team's top scorers and still has room to grow. Certainly, as an accurate shooter who tallied 11 goals and assists in the Stanley Cup-winning postseason, Sharp's value is on the rise.
It sounds ridiculous, but at the age of 26, Sharp is one of the elder statesmen of the Hawks' roster. Sharp took advantage of his playing time last year and tallied career highs in goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play goals, and game-winning goals. Look for Sharp to build on the confidence he found last year and parlay his ice time into new career highs this season.
Sharp showed some flashes of potential last season tallying 20 goals and 15 assists in 80 games with Chicago. He might be squeezed to stick on one of the top two lines with all of the changes via free agency and trades, but if he ends up on a scoring line, Sharp has some upside as a sleeper if you can stomach the minus-15 rating in exchange for 40-50 point potential.
The 24-year-old right winger had his biggest year in the NHL last season after being traded from the Flyers to the Hawks. Scored nine of his 14 goals with the Hawks. Overall, he played in 72 games and accumulated 17 assists. Could be helped by the Hawks' acquisitions during the summer to take the pressure off of him to score.