Patrick Sharp, who won three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, will join NBC Sports Chicago as a Blackhawks studio analyst, starting in November, the network announced Tuesday.
Sharp will be a studio analyst on “Blackhawks Pregame Live” and “Blackhawks Postgame Live,” and will continue his role on NBC Sports’ national coverage on “NHL Live” and NBC Sports’ pre- and post-game studio programing.
“I am excited to join the NBC Sports Chicago team,” Sharp said in a release. “After a long career on the ice, it will be fun and challenging to be a part of the game from a new perspective and I look forward to working with former teammates and people that I’ve watched on NBC Sports Chicago for many years.”
Sharp played 11 seasons with the Blackhawks after being acquired from the Flyers in 2005. He helped Chicago snap its 51-year championship drought in 2010 then win two more Stanley Cups in 2013 and ’15. The Blackhawks traded him to Dallas in a salary-cap exchange during the 2015 offseason, but he returned on a one-year deal in 2017.
Sharp is the latest former Blackhawks player to join NBC Sports Chicago’s coverage team. Steve Konroyd (’89-92), Adam Burish (’06-10), Brian Campbell (’08-11, ’16-17) and Jamal Mayers (’11-13) all serve as studio analysts, while Eddie Olczyk (1984-87, ’98-2000) is an in-game analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Pat Foley.