Played football at University of North Dakota, 1980-1985. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 8, 1985. Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with Dave Gagner for Jari Gronstrand and Paul Boutilier, October 8, 1987. Claimed by Pittsburgh from Minnesota in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1988.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic