Signed as a free agent by Nashville, January 18, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from Nashville, January 10, 2009. Traded to Boston by Atlanta with Boris Valabik for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart, February 18, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Jyvaskyla (Finland), September 24, 2012. Traded to Dallas by Boston with Tyler Seguin and Ryan Button for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser, July 4, 2013.
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