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 Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers.
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.
Jaromír Jagr was drafted 5th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Jagr swiftly made an impression. Alongside center Mario Lemieux, Jagr played a pivotal role in back-to-back Stanley Cup championships for the Penguins in 1991 and 1992. His time with Pittsburgh also included multiple scoring titles and an MVP.
Jagr’s NHL journey included playing for several teams such as the Capitals, Rangers, Flyers, Stars, Bruins, Devils, Panthers, and Flames. Across these stints, his scoring touch and on-ice intelligence never waned. Jagr finished his career ranked second in NHL all-time points (1921), behind only Wayne Gretzky.
But Jagr’s contributions to the game extend beyond the NHL. He has been an essential figure for the Czech national team, securing a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics and multiple World Championships.
Jagr Key Stats
- MVP (Penguins)
- All-Star (Penguins, Rangers)
- 500+ Career Goals (Penguins, Rangers, Capitals, Panthers, Devils, Flyers, Bruins, Stars, Flames)
- 100+ Point Season (Penguins, Rangers)
- 40+ Goal Season (Penguins, Rangers)
- 50+ Assist Season (Penguins, Rangers)
Radko Gudas is a Czech-born defenseman currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks. His career in the league began after being selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round (66th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
He first played in the NHL with the Lightning, then moved to the Philadelphia Flyers in 2015, followed by a stint with the Washington Capitals, before signing with the Florida Panthers in 2020. Most recently, in 2023, he signed a three-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
Gudas is known for his physical style of play, which has frequently drawn criticism and resulted in multiple suspensions from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. His NHL career statistics as of the 2022-23 season include 682 games played, with 33 goals, 131 assists, and 164 points, along with a significant number of penalty minutes.
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.