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5 Hockey Players who Played for Avalanche and Islanders

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 New York Islanders.

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.

Devon Toews

Devon Toews was selected in the 4th round, 108th overall, by the New York Islanders in the 2014 NHL Draft. A Canadian defenseman, Toews made his NHL debut during the 2018-2019 season with the Islanders.

In October 2020, Toews was traded to the Colorado Avalanche. With his strong skating ability and offensive instincts, Toews quickly became a vital part of the Avalanche’s blue line.

Throughout his young career, Toews has already shown great promise as an offensive-minded defenseman, recording 138 points in just five seasons. He’s known for his puck-moving skills and ability to contribute on the power play, making him a valuable asset to his team’s offense from the back end.

Pierre Turgeon

Pierre Turgeon was drafted first overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Turgeon quickly made an impact and lived up to the expectations that come with being a top pick. Over his career, he established himself as one of the league’s premier centers, amassing over 1,300 points.

His time with the New York Islanders brought both career highlights and one of its most infamous moments. During the 1993 playoffs, after scoring a crucial goal, Turgeon was blindsided by a hit from Dale Hunter of the Washington Capitals, an incident that resulted in a significant suspension for Hunter.

In addition to his stints with the Sabres and Islanders, he also played for the Canadiens, Blues, Stars, and Avalanche. Turgeon’s legacy in the NHL is defined by his graceful play, impressive point totals, and the respect he garnered from both teammates and opponents alike. He remains one of the highest-scoring players of his era.

Turgeon Key Stats

  • 500+ Career Goals (Sabres, Blues, Islanders, Canadiens, Stars, Avalanche)
  • 100+ Point Season (Sabres, Islanders)
  • 40+ Goal Season (Sabres, Islanders)
  • 50+ Assist Season (Sabres, Islanders, Canadiens, Blues)

Garth Snow

Garth Snow began his NHL goaltending career with the Quebec Nordiques after being drafted in the 6th round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. After two years in Quebec, he also played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New York Islanders.

Particularly during his time with the Flyers and Islanders, Snow established himself as a reliable netminder, often stepping up in crucial moments for his teams.

Following his playing days, Snow transitioned into the administrative side of hockey. In 2006, shortly after his retirement as a player, he was named the general manager of the New York Islanders, a position he held for over a decade

Jim Dowd

Jim Dowd, an American former center, had a remarkable 17-season NHL career, playing for ten different teams. He made history by becoming the first New Jersey native to play for the New Jersey Devils, with whom he debuted in the 1991-92 season after a successful college career.

Dowd’s tenure with the Devils was highlighted by scoring the game-winning goal in Game 2 of the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals, helping them secure their first championship​​.

After leaving the Devils, Jim Dowd played for a series of NHL teams, including the Whalers, Canucks, Islanders, Flames, Predators, Oilers, Wild, Canadiens, Blackhawks, and Avalanche. His career was marked by various trades and signings, with significant playing time at the Oilers and nearly four seasons with the Wild.

Blake Comeau

Blake Comeau is a Canadian right winger, currently an unrestricted free agent in the NHL. Selected 47th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Comeau played five seasons with the Islanders.

Comeau’s NHL journey saw him moving to various teams. In July 2015, Comeau signed a three-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche, where he became a vital part of their penalty-killing unit. During his time with the Avalanche, he achieved a career-best of 24 assists for 36 points in 81 games​​​​​​.

Comeau later joined the Dallas Stars on a three-year, $7.2 million contract in July 2018. He was made an alternate captain in February 2020 and re-signed with the Stars for the 2021-22 season.


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