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 Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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.
Marc-André Fleury was chosen first overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Fleury is only the third goaltender to be selected first overall in the NHL draft. Fleury’s NHL debut was in the 2003–04 season, where he became the youngest goaltender in the league at 18 years old.
Internationally, Fleury represented Canada, winning back-to-back silver medals at the World Junior Championships in 2003 and 2004, and a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
His NHL career is marked by impressive achievements, including playing a pivotal role in the Penguins’ journey to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals and contributing significantly to their Stanley Cup victory in 2009. Fleury’s 547 career wins are currently the most of any active player and 3rd most all-time.
Fleury Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Penguins)
- 300+ Career Wins (Penguins, Golden Knights, Wild, Blackhawks)
- 30+ Wins in a Season (Penguins, Golden Knights)
Jack Johnson was selected 3rd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2005 NHL Draft. He later made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings during the 2006-2007 season. Known for his strong skating ability and physical play, Johnson became a steady presence on the blueline for various teams throughout his career.
He played for the Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New York Rangers, accumulating points while contributing significantly in defensive roles.
His play has earned him recognition, including the opportunity to represent the United States in various international tournaments. Johnson’s play is characterized by a blend of offensive skill and defensive responsibility, making him a valuable asset to his teams over the years.
Marián Hossa had a stellar NHL career spanning 19 seasons. He was drafted 12th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1997 NHL Draft. Hossa’s initial success was with the Senators, where he displayed his scoring ability and skill set, quickly establishing himself as a premier forward in the league.
Hossa also played with the Penguins and the Red Wings, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals with both teams in consecutive years, although falling short on both times. However, Hossa’s pursuit of a Stanley Cup championship was realized when he joined the Blackhawks, helping the team secure three Stanley Cup championships.
Hossa was known for his two-way play, being equally adept in offensive and defensive situations, which earned him nominations for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward in the NHL. He was also named to the NHL All-Star Game on five occasions.
Hossa Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Winner (Blackhawks)
- 1000+ Career Points (Blackhawks, Senators, Thrashers, Penguins, Red Wings)
- 500+ Career Goals (Blackhawks, Senators, Thrashers, Penguins, Red Wings)
- 100+ Point Season (Thrashers)
- 40+ Goal Season (Senators, Thrashers, Red Wings)
- 50+ Assist Season (Thrashers)
Chris Kunitz, born in Canada, is a retired winger with a solid NHL career. Kunitz played for several teams, including the Anaheim Ducks (where he won his first Stanley Cup in 2007), Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins (where he secured three more Stanley Cups in 2009, 2016, and 2017), Tampa Bay Lightning, and Chicago Blackhawks.
Kunitz’s journey to the NHL was unique as he was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2003. His professional rookie season was split between Anaheim and their AHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks.
In 2009, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he significantly contributed to their Stanley Cup victories. Kunitz also represented Team Canada internationally, debuting at the 2008 World Hockey Championships and contributing to their silver medal win. He was also named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team.
Kunitz Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Ducks, Penguins)