Missed majority of 1989-90 season in retirement. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 27, 1991. Missed majority of 1991-92 season and all of 1992-93 and 1993-94 due to back injury vs. Montreal, October 10, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 31, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, October 4, 1996. Played w/ RHI's LA Blades in 1995 (4-0-1-1-18). Offically announced retirement, August 6, 1999.
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