After 10 years with the Blackhawks, Patrick Sharp is moving on with the Dallas Stars.
Sharp was traded on Friday to the Stars along with Stephen Johns for defenseman Trevor Daley and forward Ryan Garbutt.
Sharp took a full page out of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times to thank the Blackhawks organization and fans.
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) July 12, 2015
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) July 12, 2015
I arrived in Chicago in 2005, not knowing the journey that the Blackhawks would take me on over the next 10 years. This team gave me an opportunity to play, to grow and become the person I am today. I will always be grateful for the time I spent here.
Winning the Stanley Cup once was a dream come true; winning it three times, with three different groups of teammates, coaches and trainers, was the ultimate privilege as a player. I feel an overwhelming sense of pride when I look back on all that we've accomplished together.
Thank you to Rocky Wirtz, John McDonough, Stan Bowman and the entire Blackhawks family for allowing me to be part of a world-class organization on and off the ice. Thank you to the fans for embracing me as a player and accepting me as part of Chicago.
This city has meant so much to me and my family: Three Stanley Cup victories. The birth of Madelyn Grace and Sadie Ellen. Endless memories from the fans, my friends and teammates. For the Sharp family, Chicago has become home.
Patrick, Abby, Madelyn, and Sadie Sharp