Hockey Players who Played for Canucks and Sabres

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 that have played for both the Vancouver Canucks and the Buffalo Sabres.

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.

Tyler Myers

Tyler Myers is a professional ice hockey defenseman known for his imposing size and ability to contribute both defensively and offensively from the blue line. Standing at 6-foot-8, Myers is one of the tallest players in the history of the NHL, giving him a distinctive reach advantage and presence on the ice.

Myers began his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres, who selected him 12th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He made an immediate impact in his rookie season (2009-2010) with the Sabres, demonstrating poise and skill beyond his years. For his efforts, he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie.

After several seasons with the Sabres, Myers was traded to the Winnipeg Jets in 2015. Myers spent 4 1/2 seasons with the Jets before signing as a free agent with the Canucks in 2019.

Thomas Vanek

Thomas Vanek is a professional ice hockey player from Austria who, over his National Hockey League career, has been recognized for his offensive prowess and ability to score goals. He’s one of the most successful Austrian-born players to compete in the NHL.

Vanek began his NHL journey after being selected fifth overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He made an immediate impact with the Sabres, becoming a consistent goal scorer and offensive threat. During his tenure with Buffalo, Vanek was a key player, frequently leading the team in points and goals.

After nearly a decade with the Sabres, Vanek went on to play for various NHL teams, including the New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Detroit Red Wings again.

Vanek Key Stats

  • All-Star (Sabres)
  • 40+ Goal Season (Sabres)

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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