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 New York Rangers.
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.
Patrick Kane was drafted first overall in the 2007 NHL Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, where he spent the majority of his career and became a central figure in the team’s resurgence as a powerhouse in the NHL.
During his time with the Blackhawks, Kane helped lead the team to three Stanley Cup Championships. His individual accolades are equally impressive, having won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP, the Art Ross Trophy, given to the NHL’s point leader, and the Ted Lindsay Award, awarded to the league’s most outstanding player.
A moment that many fans will remember is when he scored the overtime goal in Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, clinching the championship for the Blackhawks, their first in 49 years.
*Kane was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 48)
Kane Key Stats
- All-Star (Blackhawks)
- Stanley Cup Winner (Blackhawks)
- 1000+ Point Career (Blackhawks, Rangers)
- 100+ Point Season (Blackhawks)
- 40+ Goal Season (Blackhawks)
- 50+ Assist Season (Blackhawks)
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.
Theo Fleury was a Canadian player, known for his tenacity and scoring prowess despite his smaller stature. He was selected 166th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1987 NHL Draft.
With the Flames, Fleury quickly established himself as a dynamic player, helping lead the team to a Stanley Cup victory in 1989. His fiery playstyle and ability to produce offensively made him a fan favorite in Calgary, where he spent the majority of his career.
After his tenure with the Flames, Fleury had stints with the Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, and Chicago Blackhawks. Despite facing personal challenges off the ice, including struggles with substance abuse, Fleury managed to compile an impressive career with over 1,000 points in the NHL.
Fleury Key Stats
- 1000 Career Points (Flames, Rangers, Avalanche, Blackhawks)
- Stanley Cup Winner (Flames)
- 40+ Goal Season (Flames)
- 50+ Assist Season
Kim Johnsson is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman. He played ten seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota Wild, and Chicago Blackhawks.
Johnsson was selected 286th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, the last pick of that draft. He played two seasons with the Rangers before being traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in 2001.
Johnsson spent four seasons with the Flyers and then signed a four-year contract with the Minnesota Wild in 2006. In 2010, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, where he played 8 regular season games before suffering a career-ending concussion. In his career, Johnsson scored 67 goals and assisted on 217 others for a total of 284 points.
Colin Blackwell is an American center currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. He was selected 194th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play for Harvard University in the ECAC. His college career was impacted by a concussion, but he returned to help Harvard win the ECAC Tournament Championship in his senior year.
Blackwell’s professional career started in the 2016-17 season with the San Jose Barracuda in the AHL. He then joined the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, and eventually signed his first NHL contract with the Nashville Predators in 2018. Blackwell made his NHL debut in 2019 with the Predators.
He later signed with the New York Rangers in 2020 and had a breakout season in 2020-21, scoring 12 goals and 22 points in 47 games. In 2021, he was selected by the Seattle Kraken in the NHL Expansion Draft and traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2022. He then signed with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2022.
Brad Richards, a Canadian former center, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He played for multiple NHL teams, including the Lightning, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks, and Detroit Red Wings.
Richards won two Stanley Cups, in 2004 with the Lightning, earning the Conn Smythe Trophy, and in 2015 with the Blackhawks. He also won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2004 and played for Team Canada in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Richards retired in 2016 after a solid NHL career, during which he scored 298 goals and 634 assists in 1,126 games. He set a record for most assists in a debut game for the Dallas Stars. His accolades include being named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2001, and participating in the 2002 YoungStars Game.
Richards Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Lightning, Blackhawks)
- 50+ Assist Season (Lightning, Stars)
Jason Strudwick, a retired Canadian defenceman, was drafted by the New York Islanders in the third round, 63rd overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Islanders in 1996. Strudwick’s career saw several team changes; he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in 1998 and signed with the Chicago Blackhawks as a free agent in 2002.
During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Strudwick played for Ferencvárosi TC in Hungary, before returning to the NHL with the New York Rangers for the 2005-06 season. He started the 2006-07 season with HC Lugano in Switzerland and then rejoined the Rangers, where he played until 2008.
Strudwick signed with the Edmonton Oilers in 2008, re-signing with them for consecutive seasons until 2011.