5 Hockey Players who Played for Blackhawks and Sabres

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 Buffalo Sabres.

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.

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)

Phil Housley

Phil Housley was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. Housley had an extensive career, playing for several teams including the Jets, Blues, Flames, Devils, Capitals, Blackhawks, and Maple Leafs. He is the second-leading scorer among American-born players with 1,232 points (338 goals and 894 assists).

Housley never won the Stanley Cup, coming closest with the Capitals in 1998 when they were swept in the Stanley Cup Finals by the Detroit Red Wings. At the time of his retirement, he had played more NHL games without winning the Stanley Cup than any other player in NHL history.

Housley was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004, the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame in 2007, and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. His legacy in ice hockey, particularly his scoring prowess as a defenseman, has left a lasting impact on the sport​​​​​​​​.

Housley Key Stats

  • 1000+ Career Points (Sabres, Flames, Jets, Capitals, Blackhawks, Blues, Devils, Maple Leafs)
  • 50+ Assists in a Season (Sabres, Jets)

Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell is a retired Canadian-born defenseman who played in the NHL from 1999 to 2017. Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the sixth round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Campbell made his debut in the 1999–2000 season. He played for the Sabres until 2008 when he was traded to the San Jose Sharks.

Campbell then signed with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2008, where he was a key player in their 2010 Stanley Cup victory. He later played for the Florida Panthers, where he won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2012, before returning to Chicago for his final season in 2016-17.

Campbell’s career statistics in the NHL total 1,082 games with 87 goals, 417 assists, and 504 points. He made four appearances in the NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012) and was named to the NHL’s second All-Star team in 2008.

Campbell Key Stats

  • Stanley Cup Championship (Blackhawks)

Craig Anderson

Craig Anderson, an American goaltender, had a distinguished career in the NHL. Anderson played for multiple teams including the Blackhawks, Panthers, Avalanche, Senators, Capitals, and Sabres. He is particularly remembered for his time with the Ottawa Senators, where he played for 10 seasons.

Anderson’s career in the NHL included many achievements, including playing in over 700 games and securing over 300 wins, a milestone reached by only 39 NHL goaltenders. He represented the United States in international play as well.

One of the highlights of his career was being awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 2017, which is given to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.

Anderson Key Stats

  • 300+ Career Wins (Senators, Blackhawks, Panthers, Avalanche, Sabres, Capitals)
  • 30+ Win Season (Avalanche, Senators)

Robin Lehner

Robin Lehner is a Swedish goaltender currently playing for the Vegas Golden Knights. He was selected 46th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. Before joining the NHL, Lehner played in the J20 SuperElit league in Sweden and then in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Lehner made his NHL debut with the Ottawa Senators in 2010 and became a permanent fixture in their lineup by the 2013-14 season. He struggled with consistency during his time in Ottawa, and in 2015, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres. Despite solid save percentages, Lehner’s overall performance was limited due to a lack of offensive support from the team.

Lehner signed with the New York Islanders in 2018 and had an outstanding season, winning the William M. Jennings Trophy and the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. He later moved to the Chicago Blackhawks for the 2019-2020 season before joining the Vegas Golden Knights​​.

Lehner Key Stats

  • Jennings Trophy (Islanders, Knights)

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