Flyers Hockey Ops adds three-time Stanley Cup champ

Flyers' GM Daniel Briere
FILE – Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team newly appointed Special Assistant to the General Manager, Daniel Briere, arrives for a news conference in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. The Flyers have named long-time television analyst Keith Jones team president of hockey operations and have removed the interim tag from general manager Danny Briere’s title. Jones was a surprise choice Thursday, May 11, 2023, after he spent the last 23 years as an analyst for Flyers telecasts on NBC Sports Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The Philadelphia Flyers hired a former three-time Stanley Cup champion to their front office. As announced by Daniel Briere, Patrick Sharp is the new Special Advisor to Hockey Operations.

“Patrick is a well-established veteran on-and-off the ice, and his incomparable hockey knowledge will be a valuable asset to our organization.”

Daniel Briere; 6/13/2023

Sharp returns to the Flyers, the team who selected him in the third round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2005, Sharp was dealt from Philadelphia to Chicago with Eric Meloche for Matt Ellison and a third-round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft which became Ryan White. With the Blackhawks, Sharp contributed to three Stanley Cup championships. He had a very successful 15-year career, tallying 620 points (287G, 333A) in 939 games. In the postseason, Sharp added another 87 points (47G, 40A) in 142 games.

Reporting to Briere, Sharp will be involved in all aspects of Hockey Operations, but with a strong focus on prospect development.

“In adding Patrick Sharp to our group, we are gaining an individual who has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to building an environment of winning at all levels.”

Keith Jones; 6/13/2023

Before he was dealt to the Blackhawks, Sharp won the Calder Cup with the, then, Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL. Additionally, Sharp won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Sharp retired in 2018, spending time as an NBC broadcaster and a coaching advisor at his alma mater, the University of Vermont.

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)