Year in Review: Chas Sharpe
Veteran defenceman Chas Sharpe continued to show his skills on the ice and step up to be a leader for the Trout.
Returning for a third season with the Steelheads, Orillia-native Chas Sharpe stayed a consistent presence on the back-end for Mississauga. Drafted in the third round (#60 overall) in 2019, the veteran blueliner stepped into his own by becoming a leader on and off the ice.
After an impressive sophomore year with the team, Sharpe was invited to the Buffalo Sabres Rookie Camp in September. Upon his return, he wasted no time getting to work and put up 7 points (2G, 5A) in the first five games of the season. As he continued to impress, the veteran’s leadership skills earned him the alternate captain title mid-way through the season. In the month of January, following his promotion, he racked up 10 points (1G, 9A) in nine games.
The defenceman used his impressive shot to generate offence, leading him to 12 primary assists this season. Sharpe took more shots on goal than any other blueliners on the team (146), including a whopping 9 shots on goal on December 10 versus the Niagara IceDogs. The veteran finished the year with 31 points (5G, 26A), second for all Mississauga defenders.
Sharpe’s talent shone brightly on the Steelheads’ power play. The sharp-shooter scored all five of his goals on the power play, and racked up a total of 16 PP points. His totals ranked him first amongst all Mississauga defenders in that category and second on the team behind James Hardie. His success on the power play continued into the playoffs, with one of his three assists in the postseason coming on the game winning goal on the man-advantage in Game 2.
Sharpe’s third season as a Steelhead was marked by his sharp shot, leadership, physicality, and dedication to the team. It is clear that the defenceman will look to continue this streak in his overage year.