- Ranks tied for sixth in the NHL among rookies for points
- Had his three-game point streak (one goal, two assists) snapped on Dec. 20 at NYI
- Scored his first career NHL goal (Pavelec) and also added an assist on Oct. 24 at WPG
- Recorded his first career NHL point (assist) on Oct. 21 at CGY
- Made his NHL debut on Oct. 20 at EDM, logging 16:10 TOI
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