Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced Thursday that the team has traded Patrick Sharp to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional 2017 first-round pick and a second-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Patrick Sharp will join Anaheim as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, and will be the first Dallas-based defenseman selected in the franchise’s modern history.
The 26-year-old Sharp will serve as Anaheim’s second defenseman and will replace a pair of top-line forwards in Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
The addition of Patrick Sharp, acquired in a trade with Dallas, makes Dallas the first team in NHL history to trade a player to a team that selected a first- or second-rounder in the draft in the first three rounds of the draft.
Sharp will become the second player acquired by Dallas in the trade, joining defenseman Ryan Callahan.
Patrick has posted two goals and five assists in 28 games with the Stars this season.
The Dallas Stars are 13-4-0 this season, winning eight of their last nine games and securing the first wild card berth in franchise history.