On Wednesday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks announced a five-year extension has been reached with forward Patrick Sharp. The deal reportedly has a $5.9M cap hit.
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.