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 Anaheim Ducks and the New Jersey Devils.
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.
Scott Niedermayer was drafted 3rd overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1991 NHL Draft. During his time with the Devils, Niedermayer became a vital component of the team’s defense, helping the team to secure three Stanley Cup championships in 1995, 2000, and 2003.
In 2005, he signed with the Anaheim Ducks, where he would go on to win another Stanley Cup in 2007, this time serving as the team’s captain. Niedermayer’s leadership and experience were crucial in guiding a talented Ducks team to the championship.
Over his illustrious career, Niedermayer accumulated various individual accolades, including the James Norris Memorial Trophy in 2004, awarded to the NHL’s best defenseman. He was also named to the NHL First All-Star Team three times, played in five NHL All-Star Games and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2013.
Niedermayer Key Stats
- Hall of Fame (Devils, Ducks)
- All-Star (Devils, Ducks)
- 50+ Assists/Game Season (Ducks)
Kyle Palmieri is an American player known for his goal-scoring ability and work ethic on the ice. He was drafted 26th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2009 NHL Draft. He began his NHL career with the Ducks, and over the years, he developed into a reliable forward, showcasing his scoring touch and physical play.
In 2015, Palmieri was traded to the New Jersey Devils, where his career flourished as he became one of the team’s primary offensive weapons. During his time with the Devils, Palmieri had several seasons where he scored more than 20 goals, with his peak coming in the 2015-2016 season when he netted 30 goals.
In 2021, ahead of the trade deadline, Palmieri was traded alongside Travis Zajac to the New York Islanders, a move aimed at bolstering the Islanders’ offensive depth for a deep playoff run. Following the trade, Palmieri demonstrated his playoff prowess by scoring important goals during the Islanders’ 2021 playoff campaign.
Pat Maroon was drafted 161st overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2007 NHL Draft. Over the early part of his career, Maroon bounced between the NHL and the AHL, eventually establishing himself as a solid NHL player with the Anaheim Ducks where he spent several seasons.
Maroon’s career took a turn for the spectacular when he won three consecutive Stanley Cups with two different teams, a remarkable achievement in modern NHL.
He secured his first Cup with the St. Louis Blues in 2019 and then won back-to-back Cups with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2020 and 2021.
Maroon Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Winner (Blues, Lightning)
Sean O’Donnell is a Canadian former defenseman who had a distinguished NHL career spanning 17 seasons. Drafted 123rd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, O’Donnell began his NHL journey with the Los Angeles Kings, making his debut in the 1994–95 season and becoming a full-time NHL player thereafter.
O’Donnell’s career saw him play for several teams, including the Minnesota Wild, where he was the franchise’s first captain, the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Phoenix Coyotes, and the Anaheim Ducks, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2007.
After another season with the Ducks and a return to the Kings, he reached the milestone of 1,000 NHL games. O’Donnell concluded his career with stints at the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks, retiring in 2013 after an illustrious and lengthy tenure in the league.