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 Columbus Blue Jackets and the Carolina Hurricanes.
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.
Ryan Dzingel was selected in the 7th round, 204th overall, by the Ottawa Senators in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. After a successful collegiate career at Ohio State University, he made his NHL debut with the Senators during the 2015-2016 season.
Over the next few years, Dzingel’s offensive production steadily increased, and he established himself as a reliable forward for Ottawa. However, the next few years of his career saw Dzingel changing zip codes quite often.
In 2019, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and later that year, he signed as a free agent with the Carolina Hurricanes. After a stint with the Hurricanes, Dzingel returned to the Senators in 2021. He then made quick stops with the Coyotes and Sharks.
Riley Nash, a Canadian forward, began his NHL career after being drafted 21st overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 2007. He was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in 2010, where he signed a three-year entry-level contract and became one of five rookies in franchise history to reach the 30-point mark.
Nash later joined the Boston Bruins in 2016, contributing to their playoff qualification, and then signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2018, playing a crucial role until an injury in the playoffs.
Nash’s career saw him moving through several teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Arizona Coyotes, often through trades and waivers. His journey led him to sign a two-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers in 2023, marking another chapter in his professional hockey career.
Kevin Dineen was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the third round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He spent a significant portion of his playing career with the Whalers, quickly establishing himself as a fan favorite due to his gritty style of play and scoring ability.
In addition to his time in Hartford, Dineen played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators, and Columbus Blue Jackets during his 19-season NHL career. By the time he retired, Dineen had accumulated over 350 goals and 750 points in the NHL.
Beyond his club career, Dineen represented Canada on various occasions, including the Canada Cup and World Championships. His leadership and experience made him a valuable asset for international competitions.
Dineen Key Stats
- 40+ Goal Season (Whalers)
Brian Boucher was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He began his NHL career with the Flyers, where he quickly made a mark during his rookie season by helping the team reach the Eastern Conference Finals in 2000.
Over his career, Boucher played for multiple teams, including the Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks, and Carolina Hurricanes.
One of the standout moments of Boucher’s career was setting an NHL record for the longest shutout streak by a goaltender during the 2003-2004 season while playing for the Phoenix Coyotes. He went 332 minutes and 1 second without allowing a goal, a testament to his skill and focus.
Nathan Gerbe is an American professional ice hockey player known for his agility and speed despite being one of the shorter players in the league (5’4″). He was drafted 142nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2005 NHL Draft.
He began his NHL career with the Sabres, where he played for several seasons and demonstrated his skill set with a combination of speed and scoring ability. His time with the Sabres included a few seasons where he was a regular in the lineup, contributing with important goals and assists.
In 2013, he moved to the Carolina Hurricanes where he continued to play in the NHL for several years. After a period playing in Switzerland and then the AHL, he worked his way back to the NHL, playing 3 seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Anson Carter is a former Canadian right winger. He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, 220th overall in the 10th round. Carter started his pro career in the 1996–97 season, initially playing for the Washington Capitals and their AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, before being traded to the Boston Bruins in 1997.
Carter’s 10-year career included stops at 8 different teams. After several seasons with the Bruins, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, where he recorded career-highs in assists and points during his second season.
He was then traded to the New York Rangers in 2003, followed by a brief return to the Capitals and a subsequent trade to the LA Kings in 2004. In 2005, Carter signed with the Vancouver Canucks, leading the team in goals and earning the Canucks’ Most Exciting Player Award. He later played for the Blue Jackets and the Hurricanes.
Jussi Jokinen is a retired Finnish forward. Jokinen was selected by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round, 192nd overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in the 2005–06 season with the Stars and quickly gained a reputation as a top shootout specialist in the league.
Jokinen’s NHL career spanned over 13 seasons, during which he played for nine teams. After his tenure with the Dallas Stars, he played for the Lightning, Hurricanes, Penguins, Panthers, Oilers, Kings, Blue Jackets, and Canucks.
His most productive season came in 2013–14 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he scored 21 goals and totaled 57 points in 81 games. In the 2017–18 season, he became the fourth player in NHL history to play for four different teams in a single season.
Ian Cole is an American defenseman currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks. Cole’s pro career began after being drafted 18th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He played college hockey at Notre Dame, where he helped the team reach the NCAA Tournament 3 times, including their first Frozen Four appearance in 2008.
Cole’s NHL career has been marked by several team changes. He made his NHL debut with the Blues in 2010, and in 2015, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. With the Penguins, Cole achieved significant success, winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017.
His tenure with the Penguins was followed by stints with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning, and finally, the Vancouver Canucks. Cole’s NHL career statistics to date include 32 goals and 150 assists in 748 regular season games.
Cole Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Champion (Penguins)
Max Domi was selected 12th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Domi’s career in the NHL began with the Arizona Coyotes (previously Phoenix), where he quickly made a name for himself. He scored his first NHL goal and assist in his debut against the Kings in 2015 and achieved his first career NHL hat trick in 2016 against the Oilers.
Domi’s journey in the NHL has seen him play for several teams. After the Coyotes, he was traded to the Canadiens in 2018. In Montreal, he achieved a significant milestone by scoring 72 points in the 2018-19 season, the first Canadiens player to do so since 2009-10.
In 2020, Domi moved to the Columbus Blue Jackets, followed by a trade to the Carolina Hurricanes in 2022. Domi then signed with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2022 and was traded to the Dallas Stars in 2023. As of July 2023, Domi joined the Toronto Maple Leafs on a one-year contract.