Minnesota High School All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference Player of the Year (1996) WCHA All-Rookie Team (1997) AHL All-Rookie Team (2001)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 30, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 6, 2007. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, June 20, 2014.
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