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Published on April 22, 2024
Retired Blackhawks Star Patrick Sharp Sells Lincoln Park Condo in Off-Market DealSource: Resolute, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Former Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Sharp has closed the deal on his Lincoln Park condominium for $715,000 in a quiet, off-market transaction, as reported by the Chicago Tribune. The 42-year-old retired left wing and his wife, Abby, sold the property to its current tenant on April 1. The Canadian-born Sharp, renowned for his role in securing three Stanley Cup titles with the Blackhawks, bought the condo in 2007 for $645,000 and had been renting it out for some time before the sale.

Sharp's real estate moves do not end with the Lincoln Park condo. In 2012, they acquired a lavish six-bedroom mansion in Lakeview's Southport Corridor for $2.95 million, which they later sold in 2021 for a tidy sum of $3.14 million, according to details obtained by Crain's Chicago Business. The estate sold for $20,000 over the asking price and captures the recent hot streak in Lakeview real estate, where the neighborhood saw seven homes exceed the $3 million mark over the past year.

The Chicago real estate market remains an ice rink frequented by Blackhawks alumni, where homes frequently change hands among the high-net-worth crowd. Sharp, who joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ front office last year, is not the only one playing the property game. Former teammate Patrick Kane is still a Chicago homeowner, juggling ownership of three different residences in Chicago City. Details of Sharp's Lincoln Park condo are scant due to its off-market nature, but it's known that the property faced a $15,438 tax bill in 2022.

As a glimpse into the luxury provided by these homes, the Janssen Avenue house did boast a spacious lot and was sold in a fiercely competitive market, as explained by Engel & Voelkers Chicago agent Jennifer Ames. "This house has a third floor and a lot of outdoor space," Ames told Crain's Chicago Business, where people have developed a hunger for space, post-pandemic. The buyers of the Janssen home, represented by Compass agent Jeff Lowe, were residents aiming to upscale within their current locale and acquired the property without being publicly identified as of yet.

The career trajectory for Sharp post-hockey has been diverse, starting as studio analyst for NBC Sports’ NHL coverage after his 2018 retirement. He first cut his teeth with the Flyers before a mid-career trade brought him to the Blackhawks, where he left an indelible mark. As players go from slapping pucks to signing deeds, Sharp has been no stranger to scoring deals off the ice.

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