Chicago Sports: 10 athletes who looked odd in different uniforms

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Patrick Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks
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9. Patrick Sharp

Patrick Sharp was drafted by the Flyers but was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks after just 66 games over three seasons in Philadelphia. The Blackhawks gladly traded for him and Sharp started to write a success story for himself.

The Blackhawks were terrible when Sharp got there. This was before the team drafted Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane. They were still being molded into the successful team they’d become in the 2010s. As one of the veterans on the team, Sharp became the assistant captain.

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Once Dale Tallon and then Stan Bowman got the Blackhawks playoff ready, the success would begin for the Blackhawks. They’d first make the playoffs in 2009. Sharp played in 469 regular-season games from 2009-2015. He scored 174 goals and had 217 assists for a total of 391 points.

In 117 playoff games with the Blackhawks, Sharp scored 42 goals and had 38 assists for 80 points. After the Blackhawks’ third Stanley Cup in six seasons, Sharp would find his way in Dallas.

He’d play two seasons with the Stars, making the playoffs once. In 124 regular-season games, Sharp had 28 goals and 45 assists for 73 points. In 13 playoff games, he’d score four goals and have two assists for six points.

To finish off his career, he returned to Chicago for the 2017-18 NHL season. At 36 years old, he didn’t find the same success he had before he left for Dallas. He’d retire after the 2018 season.

Today, Sharp works for NBC Sports Chicago. We still get a chance to see him during every Blackhawks’ game. I’m just personally glad he finished his career with the Blackhawks.