Missed entire 1996-97 due to back injury in off-season training, August, 1996. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 9, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki, November 14, 2009.
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