My guess is you’ve searched this page out because you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
If I’m right, that also means that today’s grid is asking for players who have played for both the Colorado Avalanche and the Boston Bruins.
And, I’m also guessing that you’re a little stuck on this particular square and you’re looking for a little help to keep your grid immaculate. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, I’m here to help.
I’ve already done the research and have put together a list of well-known stars along with some more “under-the-radar” players that could land you a low rarity score.
Ray Bourque is widely regarded as one of the greatest defensemen in NHL history. His illustrious career spanned over two decades, primarily with the Boston Bruins, and later with the Colorado Avalanche.
Bourque was drafted 8th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft and quickly made an impact, winning the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s top rookie. Bourque won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman five times and was a perennial All-Star, consistently contributing to both ends of the ice.
Despite his individual success, a Stanley Cup victory eluded Bourque during his time with the Bruins. In a move to pursue a championship, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche late in his career. This change paid off when Bourque finally lifted the Stanley Cup in 2001 with the Avalanche, a moment that remains one of the most iconic in hockey history, symbolizing the culmination of his outstanding Hall-of-Fame career.
Bourque Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Champion (Avalanche)
- Norris Trophy (Bruins)
- 1000+ Career Points (Bruins, Avalanche)
- 50+ Assists in a Season (Bruins, Avalanche)
Dave Andreychuk had a distinguished career in the NHL, known especially for his goal-scoring prowess and leadership. His career spanned over two decades, during which he played for several teams including the Sabres, Maple Leafs, Devils, Bruins, Avalanche and Lightning.
One of the highlights of his career came later in his tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he served as the team captain. Under his leadership, the Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2004. This victory was particularly special as it came towards the end of his career, and the Stanley Cup had eluded him until then.
Andreychuk retired as one of the highest-scoring left-wingers in NHL history, holding the record for most career power-play goals for some time. His longevity in the league, consistent scoring ability, and leadership on and off the ice were hallmarks of his career. In recognition of his achievements, Andreychuk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Andreychuk Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Champion (Lightning)
- 1000+ Career Points (Sabres, Maple Leafs, Devils, Lightning, Bruins, Avalanche)
- 500+ Career Goals (Sabres, Maple Leafs, Devils, Lightning, Bruins, Avalanche)
- 40+ Goals in a Season (Sabres, Maple Leafs)
- 50+ Assists in a Season (Sabres)
Jarome Iginla was selected 11th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft but was traded to the Calgary Flames, where he spent the majority of his career and became a franchise icon. Over his 20-year career in the NHL, Iginla also played for the Penguins, Bruins, Avalanche, and Kings.
He served as captain for the Flames and became the franchise’s all-time leader in goals, points, and games played. Iginla was a two-time winner of the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the league’s top goal-scorer and also won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading point scorer in the 2001-2002 season.
He was a six-time All-Star and earned two Olympic Gold Medals representing Canada in 2002 and 2010. In total, Iginla tallied 625 goals and 675 assists for 1,300 points. He retired in 2018 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020.
Iginla Key Stats
- Hall of Fame (Flames, Avalanche, Penguins, Bruins, Kings)
- All-Star (Flames)
- 1000+ Career Points (Flames, Avalanche, Penguins, Bruins, Kings)
- 500+ Career Goals (Flames, Avalanche, Penguins, Bruins, Kings)
- 40+ Goal Season (Flames)
- 50+ Assist Season (Flames)
Nick Holden is a Canadian former defenseman who played 12 seasons in the NHL. He played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Vegas Golden Knights, and Ottawa Senators. He ended his major junior hockey career by signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Holden left the Blue Jackets in 2013 to sign with the Colorado Avalanche. After impressing at training camp, he made the Avalanche’s opening night roster for the 2013–14 season. During this season, Holden scored his first NHL goal and established himself as a key player in the Avalanche’s defense.
In 2018, Holden signed with the Vegas Golden Knights, marking his fifth NHL club. He spent most of the 2020–21 season on the Golden Knights’ “Taxi Squad.” On July 28, 2021, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators, where he played his final two seasons.