Scored 31 points (15g/16a) in 82 games during his first season with the Islanders...Was one of three Islanders to appear in every game (Nelson, Tavares)...Led the team with three shorthanded goals and four shorthanded points...Had five multi-point games...The Islanders were 18-5-1 when he scored a point...Recorded his 200th NHL point on Oct. 25 vs. Dallas...Had three points (2g/1a), including his third SHG of the season on Jan. 19 vs. Philadelphia...Appeared in his 500th NHL game on Apr. 4 vs. Buffalo...Scored his first career playoff goal on Apr. 25 vs. Washington.
We never really stopped believing in ourselves. We were hearing a lot of things about our team in the regular season. Seems like we put things back together at the right time and we're back in the finals with this group. We know what we have in this room, we believe in each other, we believe in the organization and it really matter what other people say.
— Patrick Sharp after Blackhawks clinched Western Conference title with Game 7 win vs. Ducks