Patrick Sharp | Biography

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  • Full Name Patrick Sharp
  • Occupation Studio Analyst, Former Pro Ice Hockey Player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Manitoba, Canada
  • Birth Date Dec 27, 1981
  • Age 42 Years, 4 Months
Studio Analyst at NBC Sports Chicago, Former Pro Ice Hockey Player

Patrick Sharp | Biography

Patrick Sharp scored his second NHL hat-trick against Anaheim Ducks on 25 November 2011, just two months after undergoing appendectomy

In July 2015, Sharp and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Stephen Johns was traded to the Dallas Stars for Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt because of salary cap issues.

Patrick Sharp is a former pro ice hockey player who spent 15 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Who is Patrick Sharp?

Patrick Sharp is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He began his NHL career with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2001 before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2005.

Two years later, Sharp signed a new four-year contract with the Blackhawks on 17 January 2008, which ran until the end of the 2011–12 season. He was appointed an alternate captain for the Blackhawks on 8 October 2008, at the start of the 2008–09 season. 

In addition to that, Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on 9 June 2010, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers. Then on 3 August 2011, he agreed to a new five-year contract with Blackhawks, which began with the 2012–13 season.

In September 2011, Sharp had an urgent surgical appendectomy. Following the surgery, he scored his second NHL hat-trick against Anaheim Ducks on 25 November 2011.

Subsequently, Sharp scored his third and fourth hat-trick on 27 December 2013 against Colorado Avalanche and 3 January 2014 against the New Jersey Devils. In 2013, he also won his second Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks and won for the third time in 2015. 

On 10 July 2015, Sharp and Blackhawks defenseman Stephen Johns was traded to the Dallas Stars for Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt because of salary cap issues.

On 22 December 2015, Sharp defeated his former team, Blackhawks, with a 4–0 score. In his first year in Dallas, he showed up in 76 games, scoring 20 goals and assisting 35 others. In March 2017, Sharp endured two concussions and underwent hip surgery.

On 1 July 2017, Sharp returned to the Chicago Blackhawks for the 2017–18 season, with a one-year contract. Sharp was named an alternate captain for the Blackhawks' final home game of the season and announced his retirement after his last game.

After retiring, Sharp began to work as a studio analyst for NBC Sports Chicago in October 2018. 

Age and Family

Patrick Sharp was born on 27 December 1981 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to father, Ian Sharp, and mother, Ruth Ann Sharp. He was raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with his older brother Chris. As of December 2021, he is 39 years old.


Sharp married Abby in July 2010. The two lived together nearly a decade before getting married. Their marriage ceremony took place in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

Sharp and Abby have two daughters. Their first daughter, Madelyn Grace, was born in December 2011, and their second daughter, Sadie Ellen, was born in October 2013.

How tall is Patrick Sharp?

Sharp stands at the height of 6 ft 1 inch (1.85m).

Net Worth and Salary

According to Spotrac, between 2005 and 2008, Sharp earned approximately $1,347,500. In the subsequent years, his salary went up $3,300,000 to $4,100,000 per season. 

On 3 August 2011, he signed a five-year contract with Blackhawks of $29.5 million, which became effective for the 2012–13 season and carried a $5.9 million annual salary-cap hit. Between 2014 and 2016, Sharp earned around $18,500,000.

After returning to Chicago in 2017, Sharp accepted a pay cut, earning a base salary of $800,000 with the potential for $200,000 in bonuses.

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