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Jeff Sharples
Jeff Sharples
Defenseman
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 28, 1967
Birthplace: Terrace, BC, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (29th overall)
Born in Terrace, British Columbia on July 28th 1967 Jeff Sharples earned a reputation as a skilled offensive defenseman in Junior hockey and was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 1985. Sharples last year of Junior was the same year he made his NHL debut, playing three games with the Wings during the 1986-87 campaign.

Sharples notched one assist in his three game stint and also suited up for two playoff games. It was the next season, however, that Sharples delivered on his offensive promise. In 56 games he scored 10 goals and 35 points while posting a +13 plus/minus rating. Sharples' production dipped substantially the following year when he had just four goals and 13 points in 46 games. He spent 10 games in the American Hockey League that season and began the next campaign there as well.

On November 2nd, 1989 Sharples was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in a blockbuster trade that sent Jimmy Carson and Kevin McClelland to Motown. Off to Edmonton were Petr Klima, Joe Murphy and Adam Graves, all of whom played a big part in the Oilers Stanley Cup championship that spring. Sharples, however, only spent four months in the Oilers organization, and all of it was in the minors. Sharples was traded in early March of 1990 in exchange for veteran blueliner Reijo Ruotsalainen.

With the Devils organization Sharples again was unable to return to the National Hockey League level spending all of his time in the AHL.

In 1992 Sharples took his act to the International Hockey League signing on with the Kansas City Blades. The following year he moved on to the Las Vegas Thunder where he spent two productive years providing points from the blue line. Midway through the 1995-96 season Sharples was dealt to the Utah Grizzlies where he played four and half years then retired in September of 2000.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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