Playing for his country for the fourth time in his career -- won a gold medal for Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championship and a silver medal at the 2004 World Junior.
Played on one of the all-time great Canadian teams at the 2005 World Junior Championship -- along with fellow 2010 Olympians Sidney Crosby, Shea Weber, Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Mike Richards.
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