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 New York Rangers.
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.
Wayne Gretzky, often referred to as “The Great One,” is celebrated as possibly the greatest ice hockey player ever. Gretzky played 20 seasons in the NHL from 1979 to 1999 for four teams. He is the leading goal scorer, assist producer, and point scorer in NHL history, with more career assists than any other player has total points.
Remarkably, he is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in a season, a milestone he reached four times. He tallied over 100 points in 15 professional seasons, 13 of them consecutive. At his retirement, he held 61 NHL records: 40 regular season, 15 playoff, and 6 All-Star records.
When the Oilers joined the NHL, he led the team to four Stanley Cup championships and was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988. This trade is credited with popularizing hockey in California. Gretzky also played for the St. Louis Blues and finished his career with the New York Rangers.
His accolades include nine Hart Trophies as the most valuable player, 10 Art Ross Trophies for most points in a season, two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP, and five Lester B. Pearson Awards. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame immediately after retiring, with the NHL retiring his jersey number 99 league-wide.
Gretzky Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Champion (Oilers)
- Hart Trophy (Oilers, Kings)
- 1000+ Career Points (Oilers, Kings, Rangers, Blues)
- 500+ Career Goals (Oilers, Kings, Rangers, Blues)
- 100+ Point Season (Oilers, Kings)
- 40+ Goal Season (Oilers, Kings)
- 50+ Assist Season (Oilers, Kings, Rangers)
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)
Brendan Shanahan was drafted second overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Over his career, he also played for the Blues, Hartford Whalers, Red Wings, and Rangers. Shanahan is the only player in NHL history to have scored over 600 goals and accumulated over 2,000 penalty minutes.
Shanahan’s move to the St. Louis Blues in 1991 marked a significant period in his career. His performance peaked during the 1992–93 and 1993–94 seasons, scoring over 50 goals in each. He was a part of the Red Wings during their Stanley Cup victories in 1997, 1998, and 2002, and was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in 2017.
Internationally, Shanahan represented Canada and won a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships, 2002 Winter Olympics, and the 1991 Canada Cup. Shanahan’s legacy in the sport was cemented with his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 8, 2013.
Shanahan Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Red Wings)
- 1000+ Career Points (Red Wings, Devils, Blues, Whalers*, Rangers)
- 500+ Career Goals (Red Wings, Devils, Blues, Whalers*, Rangers)
- 100+ Points in a Season (Blues)
- 40+ Goals in a Season (Blues, Whalers*, Red Wings)
- 50+ Assists in a Season (Blues)
*The Whalers are now the Carolina Hurricanes.
Jaroslav Halak is a goaltender known for his calm demeanor and skill between the pipes. He was drafted 271st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2003 NHL Draft.
Halak started his NHL career with the Canadiens, and during his time there, he had a number of standout performances, particularly in the 2010 playoffs, where he played a crucial role in the team’s surprising deep run, helping them to upset favorites like the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins with his outstanding goaltending.
In 2010, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues, where he continued to showcase his talent as a starting goaltender. His journey in the NHL has also seen him tending the goal for the New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers.
Halak Key Stats
- 30+ Win Season (Islanders)
Wade Redden is a Canadian player (and now a development coach) for the Ottawa Senators. His NHL career spanned from 1996 to 2013, playing mainly for the Senators and also for the New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, and Boston Bruins.
He represented Canada internationally, winning gold in both the World Junior Championships and the World Cup of Hockey, and was a two-time NHL All-Star. Redden was initially selected second overall by the New York Islanders in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft but was traded to the Ottawa Senators in a three-team deal.
He achieved personal bests with the Senators, including a 17-goal season in 2003-04, and played in the 2002 and 2004 NHL All-Star Games. Over his NHL career, Redden played 1,023 games, scoring 109 goals and contributing 348 assists for a total of 457 points.