Blackhawks Trade Patrick Sharp To Stars As Part Of Four-Player Deal

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DALLAS — The Chicago Blackhawks are sending three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Sharp and defenseman prospect Stephen Johns 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 the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven 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.

“On behalf of the entire organization I’d like to thank Patrick for all that he helped our franchise accomplish,” Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. “He will forever be a Blackhawk, and we wish him and his family nothing but the best in Dallas and beyond.”

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

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

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