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Ex-Flyer Patrick Sharp Named Special Advisor To Hockey Operations

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Former Flyers forward Patrick Sharp has been named Special Advisor to Hockey Operations, the team announced Tuesday.

Sharp played with the Flyers from 2002-05. He was the Flyers’ third-round pick, 95th overall, in the 2001 draft.

Sharp has a long history of winning championships, including three Stanley Cups, a Calder Cup and an Olympics gold medal.

His three Stanley Cups were with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He was an alternate captain with the Blackhawks. He spent 15 years in the NHL — 11 with Chicago, three with Philadelphia and two with Dallas.

He will report directly to general manager Daniel Briere and will involved “in all aspects of the club’s hockey operations department with a strong focus on player development with Flyers prospects,” the team said in a statement.

“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,” president of hockey operations Keith Jones said in a statement.

“Patrick knows what it takes to win, he understands how to convey that to our players and is a relationship maker. He will be a vital component as we continue to build the foundation of the Philadelphia Flyers.”

Sharp, 41, is a Winnipeg, Manitoba native. He was a member of the Phantoms’ 2015 Calder Cup championship team. He won a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi. He also played at the 2008 and 2012 World Championships.

“I am proud to announce the addition of Patrick Sharp to our hockey operations team,” Briere said in a statement. “Patrick is a well-established veteran on and off the ice and his incomparable hockey knowledge will be a valuable asset to our organization and young prospects.”

Sharp retired after the 2017-18 seasons and has spent the last five seasons broadcasting for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Chicago.

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