5 Hockey Players who Played for Blackhawks and Red Wings

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 Detroit Red Wings.

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.

Chris Chelios

Chris Chelios enjoyed an extraordinary career as a professional defenseman in the NHL from 1983 to 2010. His time in the league saw him donning jerseys for the Canadiens, Blackhawks, Red Wings, and Thrashers.

Notable in his trophy cabinet are three Stanley Cup championships, three Norris Trophies for being the league’s top defenseman, eleven All-Star Game selections, and a silver medal from the 2002 Olympic Games where he represented the United States.

Chelios set an NHL record with 26 seasons played and still performing at a high level until the age of 48. He holds the record for the most games played by a defenseman in the NHL at 1,651 and accumulated 948 points (185 goals, 763 assists) over his career. In 2013, Chelios was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Chelios Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Canadiens, Black Hawks, Red Wings, Thrashers)
  • All-Star (Canadiens, Black Hawks, Red Wings)
  • Cup Winner (Canadiens, Red Wings)
  • 50+ Assists/Season (Canadiens, Black Hawks)

Dominik Hasek

Dominik Hasek was drafted 199th overall in the tenth round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. A Czech goaltender, Hasek is considered one of the greatest goaltenders in the history of the NHL.

Hasek’s NHL career took off when he joined the Buffalo Sabres, where he became a starter and earned the nickname “The Dominator.” During his time with the Sabres, he won the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player twice (1997, 1998) and the Vezina Trophy as the top goaltender six times.

In 2002, he won a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings, and he added another Cup with the Red Wings in 2008. Over his career, Hasek played in 735 regular-season games, posting a .922 save percentage and a 2.20 goals-against average.

Hasek Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Sabres, Red Wings, Blackhawks, Senators)
  • All-Star (Sabres)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (Red Wings)
  • 300+ Career Wins (Sabres, Red Wings, Blackhawks, Senators)
  • 30+ Win Season (Sabres, Red Wings)

Marian Hossa

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)

Nick Leddy

Nick Leddy, an American-born defenseman, has carved out a solid career in the NHL with his skating ability and offensive skills. Drafted 16th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Leddy has since played for several teams, showcasing his talents as a mobile and offensively-minded defenseman.

Leddy began his NHL career with the Chicago Blackhawks, where he developed into a key player. His time in Chicago was highlighted by winning the Stanley Cup in 2013, contributing significantly to the Blackhawks’ defensive lineup with his speed, puck-moving abilities, and offensive contributions from the blue line.

After his tenure with Chicago, Leddy was traded to the New York Islanders, where he continued to play an important role as a top-pairing defenseman. His ability to quarterback a power play and contribute to the team’s offense from the back end was particularly strong during his time with the Islanders.

Leddy Key Stats

  • Stanley Cup Champion (Blackhawks)

Brad Richards

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)

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