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 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.
Ilya Bryzgalov was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 44th overall. Bryzgalov played for several teams throughout his career, including the Ducks, Coyotes, Flyers, Oilers, and Wild. In total, his professional journey in the NHL spanned over 12 years.
Bryzgalov’s career was also highlighted by numerous awards and achievements. His biggest team accomplishment was winning the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in the 2006–07 season. On the international stage, he was instrumental in Russia’s success, earning a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
His individual prowess was acknowledged in the 2009–10 NHL season, where he was the runner-up for the Vezina Trophy and a top-five finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy. Beyond his on-ice achievements, Bryzgalov was known for his unique personality, making him one of the league’s more memorable characters.
Bryzgalov Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Coyotes)
- 30+ Wins Season (Coyotes, Flyers)
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.
Chris Pronger was selected 2nd overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Pronger was one of the premier defensemen in the league during his career. He played for the Whalers, Blues, Oilers, Ducks, and Flyers.
Pronger’s career highlights include winning the Hart Trophy (MVP) and Norris Trophy (best defenseman) in the 1999-2000 season, a rare accomplishment for a defenseman. He also won a Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.
He was named to the NHL All-Star Team four times. Internationally, Pronger won gold medals with Team Canada at the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics. His impact on the game led to his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. He remains one of the most respected and influential defensemen in the history of the NHL.
Pronger Key Stats
- Hall of Fame (Blues, Ducks, Flyers, Whalers, Oilers)
- All-Star (Blues, Ducks)
- Stanley Cup Winner (Ducks)
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.
Luke Schenn, a Canadian defenseman, has had a solid NHL career. He began his journey with the Toronto Maple Leafs, who selected him fifth overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Schenn quickly made an impact, earning a spot on the NHL’s All-Rookie Team following his first season.
His time with the Maple Leafs lasted until 2012, when he was traded to the Flyers, giving him the unique opportunity to play alongside his younger brother, Brayden Schenn. Schenn’s career continued with several team changes including the Kings, Coyotes, Ducks, Canucks and Lightning (where he won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2020 and 2021).
In the 2022-23 season, Schenn became the NHL’s all-time leader in hits by a defenseman. Despite his defensive prowess, he was traded back to the Toronto Maple Leafs before the trade deadline. Following this season, as a free agent, he signed a three-year contract with the Nashville Predators in July 2023, continuing his impactful NHL career.
Nicolas Deslauriers, a Canadian left winger, currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was drafted in the third round, 84th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Deslauriers began his pro career with their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.
In 2014, Deslauriers was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, where he made his NHL debut. He was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in 2017, contributing significantly to the team and earning the Molson Cup honour in December 2017.
In 2019, Deslauriers joined the Anaheim Ducks, where he set a record for the fastest hat trick in team history. Before the 2022 trade deadline, he was traded to the Minnesota Wild and then signed a four-year, $7 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in July 2022.
Luca Sbisa is an Italian-born Swiss former defenseman, who is currently a development coach for the San Jose Sharks. He played in the NHL for various teams, including the Philadelphia Flyers, Anaheim Ducks, Vancouver Canucks, Vegas Golden Knights, New York Islanders, Winnipeg Jets, and Nashville Predators.
Sbisa was drafted 19th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2008. He was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in 2009. In 2014, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks. Sbisa was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft but was not re-signed by them in 2018, leading to a contract with the New York Islanders.
He returned briefly to the Ducks in 2019 before being claimed by the Winnipeg Jets off waivers. Sbisa was signed by the Jets again in 2020 and later claimed by the Nashville Predators in 2021. Sbisa’s NHL career totals include 549 games, with 20 goals, 93 assists, and 113 points.
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.
Nate Thompson is an American former professional ice hockey forward with a diverse NHL career. Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the sixth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Thompson’s professional journey began with major junior hockey for the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds before moving to the Bruins’ AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins.
Thompson’s NHL debut came in the 2006–07 season with the Bruins, but he spent the majority of that season in the AHL. In 2008 he was claimed off waivers by the Islanders and, despite a series of injuries, he scored his first NHL goal. In the 2009–10 season, Thompson moved to the Lightning, where he achieved career-highs in goals, assists, and points.
After his time with the Lightning, Thompson spent the next 8 seasons bouncing around quite a few different teams including the Ducks, Senators, Kings, Canadiens, Flyers, Jets, and finally, the Flyers again.