Blackhawks extend Patrick Sharp

Updated: August 4, 2011, 10:02 AM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with forward Patrick Sharp on a five-year extension, the team announced Wednesday.

"It's an exciting time for me and my family," Sharp said. "It feels good to know that I'm wanted here in Chicago, and I can't wait to get playing.

"With the extension of the contract -- when things are said and done -- it would be 10-12 years as a Blackhawk, and to me that's a heck of a career. Hopefully it goes longer than that. I don't want to play ...

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