2014-15: Played in 100th career NHL game 11/28 vs. VAN... Made season debut 10/17 vs. CGY.
2013-14: Led Columbus in plus/minus (+11) and finished sixth in fighting majors (3) Dished out a career-high nine hits on 3/18 vs. CAR Scored first goal as a Blue Jacket on 12/23 at CAR (Peters) Registered first career multi-point game (0-2-2) and recorded a career-best +3 rating on 12/21 vs. PHI.
Career: Tallied 2-2-4 in 6GP with Rochester (AHL) in 2012-13 Missed majority of the season with knee injury... Made NHL debut on 11/4/11 vs. CGY Scored 1st career NHL goal on 11/8/11 vs. WPG (Pavelec) Scored 1st career AHL goal on 11/3/10 at Charlotte (Pogge)... Made pro (AHL) debut on 10/9/10 with Portland at Manchester... Spent 3 seasons (2007-10) with MSU Spartans (CCHA/NCAA), recording 100GP; 29-41-70.
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