6 Hockey Players who Played for Canucks and Stars

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 Dallas Stars.

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.

Braden Holtby

Braden Holtby is a Canadian goaltender, drafted 93rd overall by the Washington Capitals in the 2008 NHL Draft. Holtby quickly emerged as a top goaltender in the league, becoming the Capitals’ starting goaltender and playing a key role in their success.

He won the Vezina Trophy for the league’s best goaltender in the 2015-2016 season and was a vital part of the Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup championship, earning iconic status with his clutch saves throughout the playoffs.

After a decade with the Capitals, Holtby signed with the Vancouver Canucks for the 2020-2021 season. His stint in Vancouver was short-lived, and he moved to the Dallas Stars for the 2021-2022 season where he finished his career.

Hotlby Key Stats

  • 30+ Win Season (Capitals)

Loui Eriksson

Loui Eriksson was selected in the second round, 33rd overall, by the Dallas Stars in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

During his NHL career, Eriksson played for the Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, and Vancouver Canucks. He is known for his two-way play and ability to contribute both offensively and defensively.

Eriksson’s most productive season came in 2008-2009 with the Stars, when he scored 36 goals and tallied 63 points. In addition to his NHL career, Eriksson has represented Sweden in various international competitions.

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.

Peter Zezel

Peter Zezel was a skilled Canadian player, selected 41st overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut at the age of 19, scoring 61 points and setting a Flyers’ rookie record with 46 assists. His early career was marked by offensive prowess, and he was instrumental in the Flyers reaching the Stanley Cup Finals.

Zezel later joined the St. Louis Blues, where he had some of his best seasons, including a career-high 49 assists and 70 points in the 1988-89 season. Zezel’s career trajectory shifted after being traded to the Capitals in 1990 and subsequently to the Maple Leafs. His role evolved to a defensive specialist, particularly in Toronto.

Throughout his NHL career, Zezel played in 873 games, scoring 219 goals and 388 assists, totaling 607 points. He is remembered for his strong faceoff skills and versatile playing style, adapting from an offensive player to a defensive specialist over his career​​.

Jussi Jokinen

Jussi Jokinen is a retired Finnish forward. Jokinen was selected by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round, 192nd overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in the 2005–06 season with the Stars and quickly gained a reputation as a top shootout specialist in the league​​​​​​​​.

Jokinen’s NHL career spanned over 13 seasons, during which he played for nine teams. After his tenure with the Dallas Stars, he played for the Lightning, Hurricanes, Penguins, Panthers, Oilers, Kings, Blue Jackets, and Canucks.

His most productive season came in 2013–14 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he scored 21 goals and totaled 57 points in 81 games. In the 2017–18 season, he became the fourth player in NHL history to play for four different teams in a single season​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Artūrs Irbe

Artūrs Irbe is a retired Latvian goaltender and current coach. He played in the NHL for the San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, and Carolina Hurricanes, and is renowned for his time with the Sharks and Hurricanes. Irbe was drafted 196th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft​​​​.

Irbe joined the Sharks in the 1991-92 season and played an instrumental role in leading them to their first playoff appearance in the 1993-94 season. He became a beloved figure in San Jose, earning the nickname “The Wall”.

After a stint with the Sharks, Irbe played as a backup goaltender for the Stars and Canucks before becoming the starter for the Hurricanes in the 1998-99 season. His career highlight came in the 2001-02 season when he led the Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup finals​​.

Irbe Key Stats

  • 30+ Win Season (Sharks, Hurricanes)

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