Blackhawks send Patrick Sharp to Dallas in 4-player deal

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks are sending three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Sharp and defensive prospect Stephen Jones to the Dallas Stars for veteran defenseman Trevor Daley and forward Ryan Garbutt.

The deal announced Friday night gives the Stars a veteran forward to go with high-scoring young stars Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. The Blackhawks add a solid two-way player to their blue line in Daley, who had a career-high 16 goals last season.

The 33-year-old Sharp scored 43 points (16 goals, 27 assists) in 68 games for the Blackhawks, who beat Tampa Bay in six games in June for the third Stanley Cup title in six seasons. He has 526 points in 745 regular-season games, and has appeared in 129 playoff games.

The 31-year-old Daley spent his first 11 seasons with the Stars.

“On behalf of the entire Blackhawks organization, I’d like to thank Patrick for all that he helped our franchise accomplish during his time in Chicago, especially serving an integral role in bringing us three Stanley Cup championships,” said team Vice President Stan Bowman in the statement.

“He was one of our leaders on the ice, most notably as an alternate captain for several seasons, as well as off the ice with his countless contributions and volunteer work with team partners, sponsors and Blackhawks fans everywhere. He will forever be a Blackhawk and we wish him and his family nothing but the best in Dallas and beyond.”

 

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