On Wednesday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks announced a five-year extension has been reached with forward Patrick Sharp. According to reports, the deal has a $5.9M cap number.
The 2011 NHL All-Star Game MVP had one year left on his current deal, which had a $3.9M cap number.
According to the release on the Hawks’ site:
“Patrick is a very important member of our organization and we are looking forward to him being part of a core group that will be a contender for many years to come,” Blackhawks Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman said. “Over the last several years we have seen him develop into one of the game’s elite players as well as a fixture in the community and we are proud to be able to announce this news today.”
Sharp, 29, had a career-best 71 points in 74 regular season games last year, including 34 goals. He has 21 goals in 26 postseason games in Chicago, and posted 22 points (11 G, 11 A) in 22 playoff games during the 2010 Stanley Cup run.
In five full seasons in Chicago, Sharp has eclipsed 60 points three times and has scored at least 25 goals in four consecutive campaigns.