Patrick Sharp, a former professional ice hockey player from Canada, spent 15 seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, and Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League.
Sharp began working as an analyst for NBC Sports and then TNT after leaving the playing field.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Patrick Sharp was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and was born on December 27, 1981. He is Ian Sharp and Ruth Ann Sharp’s son.
Additionally, Chris Sharp, his older brother, resides in Calgary, Alberta at the moment.
Patrick relocated several times as a child. Finally, he was forced to move from his home country to Calgary.
— Patrick Sharp (@10PSharp) January 26, 2017
He had to relocate once more to Thunder Bay when he was nine years old, where he spent the remainder of his childhood.
He went to a neighborhood high school for his education while he was living in Calgary and Thunder Bay.
In contrast to his parents, who lived in Thunder Bay and later moved to Burlington, Vermont, for their son’s college education.
With brown eyes and fair skin, Patrick Sharp has a charming face. He is roughly 90 kg in weight and 1.85 meters tall.
His other body parts’ measurements are not yet known, though.
Junior Hockey and College Career
Patrick started his hockey career in his hometown of Thunder Bay for the first time when he participated in the Thunder Bay Kings Program.
Later, he was a member of the United States Hockey League’s (UDHL) former Thunder Bay Flyers.
Sharp played collegiate hockey for the University of Vermont throughout his time there.
He was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round, 95th overall, of the NHL Entry Draft in 2001 due to their admiration for his skill and enthusiasm for the game.
After finishing his two years with Vermont in 2003–2004, Sharp made his NHL debut.
He split the season between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia Phantoms’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate teams.
In 41 regular-season games for the Philadelphia Flyers, he scored seven points (five goals plus two assists).
— Patrick Sharp (@10PSharp) July 23, 2017
Similar to this, he had 35 regular-season points for the Philadelphia Phantoms, including 15 goals and 14 assists.
Sharp played 75 regular-season games for the Phantoms in the AHL during the 2004–05 NHL lockout, tallying 52 points on 23 goals and 29 assists for a total of 53 goals and assists.
Similar to this, he participated in 21 playoff games on his way to winning the Calder Cup, tallying eight goals and 13 assists for a total of 21 points.
Despite having started his NHL career with the Flyers, in 2005 he was traded to the Blackhawks, a different team.
Erich Meloche, another teammate, was traded by the Flyers to the Chicago Blackhawks. In exchange, Matt Ellison and a third-round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft were received.
Sharp put the Blackhawks on the map in 2007–2008 with a record of 36 goals, 26 assists, and 62 points, all career highs.
He helped the Blackhawks score nine goals on the power play, seven goals while they were shorthanded, and seven game-winning goals.
Sharp renewed his four-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on January 17, 2008, just before the season’s midway point. The new deal ran through the end of 2011–2012.
Sharp and Duncan Keith were named the team’s alternate captains at the start of the 2008–09 campaign. Sharp suffered numerous injuries in the new season, though they were mostly minor.
Finally, the season was completed thanks to his 44 points in 61 games. He scored an additional 11 points in the 2009 playoffs.
They were, however, defeated in the Western Conference Finals by the Detroit Red Wings.
Sharp also received the Most Valuable Player award for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game, in which he contributed one goal and two assists.
Additionally, he promoted Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative in the White House alongside her.
Sharp and Blackhawks defenseman Stephen Johns was traded to the Dallas Stars as a result of the salary cap issues. On July 10, 2015, they were traded for Ryan Garbutt and Trevor Daley.
He competed there against the Blackhawks, his former team. He contributed a goal and an assist in a 4-0 victory there.
Patrick played 76 games for Dallas in his rookie season, scoring 20 goals and dishing out 35 assists.
The former NHL left winger participated in the Sochi, Russia, Winter Olympics in 2014. At the Olympics, he was a member of the men’s national ice hockey team of Canada.
After defeating the American men’s ice hockey team during the 2010 Winter Olympics, which were held in Canada, the Canadians were the current champions.
Additionally, they triumphed at the 2014 Olympics, giving Sharp his first gold medal.
They defeated Sweden in 2014 to win the championship. Additionally, they exacted revenge for their 1994 Olympic gold medal defeat at the hands of Sweden. Sweden won the gold and took it home.
The victory gave the Canadian men’s ice hockey team nine Olympic gold medals.
Patrick made his first and only Olympic appearance in addition to that. Additionally, because the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are the Summer Olympics, he will not be there.
He won’t, however, compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics because he is a retired athlete. Even so, the former NHL player might commentate on it.
Sharp’s Awards and Honours
- College – All-ECAC Rookie Team (2000 – 2001)
- AHL – Calder Cup Champion (2005)
- NHL – Stanley Cup Champion (2010, 2013)
- All-Star Game (2011)
- All-Star Game MVP (2011)
- Olympic Gold Medalist-Canada (2014)
- Stanley Cup Champion (2015)
After taking part in the Blackhawks’ final home game of the 2017–2018 campaign, Sharp announced his retirement.
After retiring, he worked for NBC Sports as a studio analyst and announcer. Within ten days of his retirement, he covered the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
He was added to the staff of full-time studio analysts for NBC Sports as a result of his contributions as a part-time studio analyst for NBC Sports throughout the 2018–19 season.
Married Life, Wife, and Kids
Patrick married Abby Sharp, his longtime girlfriend. The hometown of Farmington is home to American-born Abby Sharp, who is well-known for her personality (Connecticut, USA).
She met the requirements for her University of Vermont bachelor’s degree. While both Patrick and Abby were students at the former university, they became acquainted.
They got married in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, later in July 2010 to which Sharp had invited his Blackhawks teammates.
In December 2011, Abby gave birth to their first child, who was given the name Madelyn Sharp. Sadie Sharp, their second child, was born in October 2013.
— Patrick Sharp (@10PSharp) December 25, 2015
Net Worth and Salary
Sharp’s estimated $10 million net worth in 2019 came primarily from his NHL career. Sharp received $447,900,000 for the games he participated in over the course of his 13 seasons in the NHL.
He earned $115,00 annually while working as a studio analyst for NBC Sports. He also managed to rent his Lakeview house for $10.4K a month.
In 2012, he was able to afford the $3 million, 7,300 s.f. brick and limestone Lakeview mansion.
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Frequent Asked Questions
How many Stanley Cups has Patrick Sharp won?
Together with his Chicago Blackhawks teammates, he helped three Stanley Cup champions win the championship. In the years 2010, 2013, and 2015, the Cup was won.
Did Patrick Sharp know that Kyle Beach had been sexually assaulted?
Nick Boynton, a teammate, claims that Sharp was aware of Kyle being sexually assaulted by Brad Aldrich, the video coach at the time. Boynton declared,
“I said everybody fu–ing knew about it. I said you can talk to the coaches. … called out Brian Campbell and said talk to Patrick Sharp and …”
Is Patrick Sharp a member of the Hall of Fame?
Patrick Sharp was a fantastic player who excelled for the Blackhawks and helped his team to many victories, but he is not a member of the Hall of Fame.
Social Media Presence
Instagram – 44.1K followers
Twitter – 304.4K followers
|Full name||Patrick Sharp|
|Birthdate||27 December 1981|
|Age||40 Years Old|
|Father’s name||Lan Sharp|
|Mother’s name||Ruth Ann Sharp|
|Sibling Name||Chris Sharp|
|College||University of Vermont|
|Wife’s Name||Abby Sharp|
|Children’s Name||Madelyn SharpSadie Sharp|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Length||Near-shaved Hair|
|Beard or Mustache||Beardless|
|Profession||Ice Hockey PlayerStanley Cup Analyst|
|Played for||Philadelphia FlyersChicago Blackhawks
|Drafted Year||95th overall, 2001|
|Salary||5.5 million US dollars|
|Net worth||$5.4 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|