Monday, July 13, 2015

Three Former NCAA Players Involved in Sharp Trade

Three former NCAA players were involved in Friday’s NHL deal that sent Patrick Sharp (Vermont) and defenseman Stephen Johns (Notre Dame) from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Trevor Daley and forward Ryan Garbutt (Brown).

Sharp, a member of Chicago’s Stanley Cup championship clubs in 2010, 2013 and 2015, has tallied 249 goals and 277 assists for 526 points in 745 NHL regular-season contests with Chicago and the Philadelphia Flyers, and 43 goals and 81 points in 129 Stanley Cup Playoff appearances with both clubs. The Winnipeg native posted 25-28—53 points in 65 outings with UVM from 2000 to 2002, and was drafted 95th overall by Philadelphia after his freshman campaign with the Catamounts.

Johns, from Ellwood City, Pa., had 4-17—21 points in 71 games in his first professional season in 2014-15 with Rockford (AHL). A [product of the U.S. National team development program, h e played four seasons at Notre Dame, notching 15-42—57 points in 164 outings with the Fighting Irish. Johns also served as an assistant captain as a senior, in Notre Dame’s first season as a member of Hockey East.

Garbutt has tallied 30-40—70 points in 198 career NHL regular-season contests, all with Dallas, plus three goals in six Stanley Cup Playoff outings. The Winnipeg native skated with Brown from 2005 to 2009, collecting 29-29—58 points in 116 games with the Bears.

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