Signed to an ATO (amateur tryout) contract by Rochester (AHL), April 5, 2004. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Cleveland (AHL), September 19, 2005. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, January 16, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Riga (KHL), July 10, 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