*2nd on team in faceoff %
*Skated season high 16:35 at DAL (11/28)
*Registered season high 4 shots at TB (11/22) and vs. SJ (10/30)
*Recorded two points (1-1=2) vs. BUF (11/13)
*Notched first two goals of season and won 11 of 16 faceoffs vs. SJ (10/30)
*Tallied 3 hits and won 8-of-13 faceoffs at BOS (10/28)
WHL East First All-Star Team (2004) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2004)
Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton with Edmonton's 6th round choice (Darcy Kuemper) in 2009 Entry Draft for Dallas's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Kyle Bigos) in 2009 Entry Draft and Minnesota's 5th round choice (Olivier Roy) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 27, 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