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Jeff Sharples

Jeff Sharples  #34

Defenseman
NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: July 28, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Terrace, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: DET / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (29th overall)
WHL West Second All-Star Team (1985) Traded to Edmonton by Detroit with Petr Klima, Joe Murphy and Adam Graves for Jimmy Carson, Kevin McClelland and Edmonton's 5th round choice (later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Brad Layzell) in 1991 Entry Draft, November 2, 1989. Traded to New Jersey by Edmonton for Reijo Ruotsalainen, March 6, 1990. Missed majority of 1991-92 season in retirement. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to concussion vs. Detroit (IHL), January 5, 2000. Officially announced retirement, August 31, 2000.
Quote of the Day

It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

— Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in an interview with Washington Post about whether he will be able to play in 2015-16 opener
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