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 St Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks.
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.
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)
Brandon Saad, an American-born player, has made a significant impact in the NHL as a skilled winger. Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round, 43rd overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Saad quickly established himself as a valuable player known for his two-way play and offensive abilities.
He played a key role in the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victories in 2013 and 2015, showcasing his ability to perform in high-pressure situations. His performances during these championship runs highlighted his potential as a top-line forward in the league.
After his initial stint with the Blackhawks, Saad was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he continued to demonstrate his scoring touch and all-around play. He was later traded back to the Blackhawks before moving to the Colorado Avalanche. The last 3 seasons have been spent with the St Louis Blues.
Saad Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Blackhawks)
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)