Missed majority of 2008-09 due to off-season back surgery. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 6, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 5, 2012. Traded to Tampa Bay by Florida for future considerations, January 21, 2013. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Springfield (AHL), October 16, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Klagenfurt (Austria), June 23, 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