5 Hockey Players who Played for Ducks and Blue Jackets

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 Anaheim Ducks 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.

Mike Sillinger

Mike Sillinger is a player known for his journeyman career in the NHL. Over the course of his tenure in the league, Sillinger earned the unique distinction of playing for a record 12 different NHL teams, the most by any player in league history. This constant movement earned him the nickname of the “NHL’s most traded player.”

Sillinger started his NHL career after being drafted 11th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. While he showcased skill and versatility as a center, he frequently found himself on the move, transitioning between teams either through trades or free agency.

Despite the frequent relocations, Sillinger was consistently productive wherever he played. Over his 1,049 NHL games, he accumulated 548 points, proving his value as a reliable two-way forward.

Sergei Fedorov

Sergei Fedorov is one of the most successful Russian players to ever play in the NHL. He was drafted 74th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1989 NHL Draft. Fedorov quickly made an impact, earning the Calder Memorial Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 1991.

During his time in Detroit, he won three Stanley Cup championships and collected numerous individual awards, including two Selke Trophies and a Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP.

After his significant success with the Red Wings, Fedorov played for several other NHL teams including the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Washington Capitals. Fedorov retired with a legacy as one of the most complete players in NHL history, securing his spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.

Fedorov Key Stats

  • 1000+ Career Points (Red Wings, Blue Jackets, Mighty Ducks, Capitals)
  • 100+ Point Season (Red Wings)
  • 40+ Goal Season (Red Wings)
  • 50+ Assist Season (Red Wings)

Erik Gudbranson

Erik Gudbranson is a Canadian defenseman, known for his physical style of play and his defensive abilities. He was drafted third overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Draft.

During his early career with the Panthers, Gudbranson established himself as a tough, physical defenseman, often taking on a role that emphasized defensive responsibilities over offensive production.

Over the years, Gudbranson has been a bit of a journeyman, playing for several teams including the Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets.

Devin Shore

Devin Shore is a Canadian forward currently playing for the Seattle Kraken. He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the second round (61st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Shore made his NHL debut with the Dallas Stars in 2015 and scored his first career NHL goal in 2016. Throughout his career, he has played for various teams, including the Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Edmonton Oilers, contributing both goals and assists.

Shore’s career statistics in the NHL, as of the end of the 2022-23 season, include 422 games played, 50 goals, 85 assists, and 135 points​​​​.

William Karlsson

William Karlsson, a Swedish forward, has had a significant impact in the NHL, particularly with the Vegas Golden Knights. Drafted 53rd overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Karlsson began his NHL journey with the Ducks, making his debut in October 2014.

He was later traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2015. Karlsson’s career took a pivotal turn when he was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. In his first season with Vegas (2017–18), he scored a career-high 43 goals, setting an NHL record for most goals by a player in an expansion team’s inaugural season.

This achievement led him to win the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship and high standard of play, and the Guldpucken as the top Swedish ice hockey player of the season. By the 2022–23 season, he was one of the six remaining original members of the team, contributing significantly to their Stanley Cup victory over the Florida Panthers.

Karlsson Key Stats

  • Stanley Cup Champion (Golden Knights)
  • 40+ Goal Season (Golden Knights)

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