The Chicago Blackhawks have signed former UVM Ice Cat Patrick Sharp to a four year, $15.6-million dollar contract extension. The 26-year-old would have been a restricted free agent July 1. Sharp has already established career highs with 22 goals and 36 points in just 46 games this season. He also leads the NHL with seven shorthanded goals. Last season, Sharp had 20 goals and 35 points in 80 games.