6 Hockey Players who Played for Blues and Predators

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 Nashville Predators.

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.

Mike Sillinger

Mike Sillinger is a player known for his journeyman career in the NHL. Over the course of his tenure in the league, Sillinger earned the unique distinction of playing for a record 12 different NHL teams, the most by any player in league history. This constant movement earned him the nickname of the “NHL’s most traded player.”

Sillinger started his NHL career after being drafted 11th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. While he showcased skill and versatility as a center, he frequently found himself on the move, transitioning between teams either through trades or free agency.

Despite the frequent relocations, Sillinger was consistently productive wherever he played. Over his 1,049 NHL games, he accumulated 548 points, proving his value as a reliable two-way forward.

Ryan O’Reilly

Ryan O’Reilly was drafted 33rd overall in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, where he started to build a reputation as a reliable and smart player, quickly becoming a key figure in the team’s lineup.

In 2015, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, where he continued to showcase his skill and hockey IQ. His individual skill was recognized when he was awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct in 2014.

However, it was after his trade to the St. Louis Blues in 2018 that he truly flourished, playing a central role in the team’s historic run to win their first-ever Stanley Cup in 2019. His performance throughout the playoffs was rewarded with the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.

O’Reilly Key Stats

  • All-Star (Sabres, Blues)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (Blues)

Olli Jokinen

Olli Jokinen began his NHL career when he was selected by the Los Angeles Kings as the 3rd overall pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. However, it was with the Panthers that Jokinen truly came into his own, serving as the team’s captain and becoming their all-time leading scorer during his tenure.

After Florida, Jokinen played for several other NHL teams, including the Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and St. Louis Blues. Throughout his career, he was known for his consistency in scoring, with multiple seasons registering over 50 points.

In addition to his NHL contributions, Jokinen had a distinguished international career representing Finland. He participated in various World Championships, World Cup of Hockey tournaments, and Olympic Games, often playing crucial roles for the Finnish national team.

Jokinen Key Stats

  • 50+ Assist Season (Panthers)

Paul Kariya

Paul Kariya was selected by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim with the 4th overall pick in the 1993 NHL Draft.

During his time with the Ducks, he became one of the most skilled forwards in the league, winning the Lady Byng Trophy (awarded for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct) multiple times. He also served as the team’s captain and helped lead the Ducks to the Stanley Cup Finals in the 2002-2003 season.

Kariya later played for the Avalanche, Predators, and Blues, continuing to be a productive and exciting player to watch. Over his 15-season NHL career, he recorded 989 points in 989 games. His combination of speed, skill, and intelligence made him one of the premier players of his era, and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.

Kariya Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Ducks, Blues, Predators, Avalanche)
  • All-Star (Ducks)
  • 100+ Point Season (Ducks)
  • 40+ Goal Season (Ducks)
  • 50+ Assist Season (Ducks, Predators)

James Neal

James Neal, a Canadian winger, has played for several teams in the NHL, including the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators, Vegas Golden Knights, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and St. Louis Blues.

Selected 33rd overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Neal started his NHL career with Dallas in the 2008–09 season. During his time with the Penguins, he had a breakout season in 2011–12, finishing with 40 goals and 81 points, including a career-first playoff hat-trick in 2013.

Neal was traded to the Nashville Predators in 2014, where he continued his robust performance, and then was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. Neal’s career statistics in the NHL include 869 games with 296 goals, 263 assists, and 559 points​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Neal Key Stats

  • 40+ Goal Season (Penguins)

Derek Roy

Derek Roy is a Canadian former centre who had an illustrious NHL career with teams like the Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, and Edmonton Oilers. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Roy made his NHL debut with the Sabres in the 2003-04 season, following a point-per-game performance in the AHL with the Rochester Americans. His NHL career was marked by consistent performance, including scoring the fastest goal to start a playoff game in Sabres history.

However, his time with the Sabres was marred by a torn quad tendon in the 2010-11 season. Roy was later traded to the Dallas Stars and subsequently to the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, and Nashville Predators. His NHL career concluded with the Edmonton Oilers.

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