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 Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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.
Rick Nash was selected first overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He quickly became the face of the franchise and made an immediate impact on the team. Nash was a consistent offensive threat, capturing the Rocket Richard Trophy as the league’s top goal-scorer in the 2003-2004 season.
In 2012, seeking a change of scenery and a chance to compete for a Stanley Cup, Nash was traded to the New York Rangers. With the Rangers, he further solidified his reputation as a top-tier player, playing a key role in the team’s deep playoff runs, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014.
Nash’s career also included stints with the Boston Bruins before he ultimately decided to retire in 2019 due to health concerns, particularly related to concussions. Internationally, Nash represented Canada multiple times, winning gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.
Nash Key Stats
- 40+ Goal Season (Blue Jackets, Rangers)
Nick Foligno is a Canadian-American forward, drafted 28th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2006 NHL Draft. After playing several seasons with the Senators, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2012.
During his time with the Blue Jackets, Foligno developed into a reliable leader and scorer, eventually being named team captain in 2015. He became an essential part of the team’s core, contributing both offensively and as a leader in the locker room.
In 2021, Foligno was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a move designed to bolster their playoff run, bringing his grit and experience to a team looking to make a deep postseason push.
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.
Nick Holden is a Canadian former defenseman who played 12 seasons in the NHL. He played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Vegas Golden Knights, and Ottawa Senators. He ended his major junior hockey career by signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Holden left the Blue Jackets in 2013 to sign with the Colorado Avalanche. After impressing at training camp, he made the Avalanche’s opening night roster for the 2013–14 season. During this season, Holden scored his first NHL goal and established himself as a key player in the Avalanche’s defense.
In 2018, Holden signed with the Vegas Golden Knights, marking his fifth NHL club. He spent most of the 2020–21 season on the Golden Knights’ “Taxi Squad.” On July 28, 2021, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators, where he played his final two seasons.
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.