Funny guy Sharp recalls Toews prank

March, 3, 2011
3/03/11
3:53
PM CT
By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com
There are few guarantees in sports, but as the Chicago Blackhawks work to defend their Stanley Cup championship, the one thing they can count on is Patrick Sharp keeping the mood light.

The widely accepted prankster king of the Hawks, Sharp recounted one of his best practical jokes on Wednesday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000.

"It was kind of mean, but I think that's what makes practical jokes funny," he said. "We're sitting around Buffalo [during the 2007-08 season] at a team dinner. It was about 6 or 8 of us at a table. I stole Jonathan [Toews'] phone when he was at the bathroom and changed Brent Seabrook's contact information to a girl that he was seeing the same name, so when he came back to the table I had Seabs' phone and I was texting Toews from it, saying, 'Hey this is so-and-so, we need to talk, I think I might be pregnant.'

"All the guys at the table were in on the joke and they were kind of looking at his face to see his reaction. He didn't give it away like something bad was happening, but you could tell, his mouth opened pretty wide and he slid away from the table and his face went white. It turned out to be a pretty good one.

"He was only 18 or 19 years old at the time, so he took that one in stride. I'm still waiting for some payback. I'm sure it's on its way."

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POINTS
Patrick Sharp
PTS GOALS AST +/-
78 34 44 13
OTHER LEADERS
GoalsP. Sharp 34
AssistsD. Keith 55
+/-M. Hossa 28
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