Ducks Ink Center Sharp
Tuesday, 03.31.2009 / 10:28 AM PT / News
|In his senior season with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Sharp tied for fourth in the nation with 50 points in 43 games.
Sharp, 23 (10/1/85), ranked tied for fourth in the nation in scoring with 26-24=50 points in 43 games with the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) this season. Sharp also finished second in the country in goals, tied for fourth in game-winning goals (4), and tied for ninth in power-play goals (9). Named to the 2009 WCHA All-Tournament team and 2008-09 All-College Hockey News second team, Sharp helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2009 NCAA West Regional final against Miami University (Ohio). During the Bulldogs’ 6-1 postseason run, he compiled 6-3=9 points in seven games, including a hat trick in UMD’s 4-0, WCHA Final Five title victory over the University of Denver on Mar. 21.
A native of Red Deer, Alberta, Sharp missed only one of 158 games with UMD over the last four seasons. In 157 career games, Sharp scored 50-58=108 points with 19 power-play goals and 109 penalty minutes (PIM), leading the Bulldogs in scoring the past two seasons. Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team in 2006-07 and 2007-08, the 6-1, 195-pound center concluded his UMD career on an 11-game point streak (12-7=19), which included two hat tricks.