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 Pittsburgh Penguins.
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.
Chris Kunitz, born in Canada, is a retired winger with a solid NHL career. Kunitz played for several teams, including the Anaheim Ducks (where he won his first Stanley Cup in 2007), Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins (where he secured three more Stanley Cups in 2009, 2016, and 2017), Tampa Bay Lightning, and Chicago Blackhawks.
Kunitz’s journey to the NHL was unique as he was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2003. His professional rookie season was split between Anaheim and their AHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks.
In 2009, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he significantly contributed to their Stanley Cup victories. Kunitz also represented Team Canada internationally, debuting at the 2008 World Hockey Championships and contributing to their silver medal win. He was also named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team.
Kunitz Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Ducks, Penguins)
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.
David Perron, a Canadian-born player, currently serves as an alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings. His journey began with the St. Louis Blues, who drafted him 26th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
After a successful start with the Blues, he moved to the Edmonton Oilers in 2013, followed by stints with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks. Perron returned to St. Louis in 2016 and then joined the Vegas Golden Knights for their inaugural season in 2017-18, where he recorded a career-high 66 points.
He returned to the Blues for a third time, contributing significantly to their 2019 Stanley Cup victory. In 2022, Perron signed with the Detroit Red Wings, marking the first time in his career he signed a contract with a team other than the Blues.
Perron Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Blues)
- 50+ Assist Season (Golden Knights)
Daniel Sprong is a Dutch forward currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings. He was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round, 46th overall, of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
After a season with the Penguins, he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in 2018. Following his time with the Ducks, he moved to the Washington Capitals in 2020 and later to the Seattle Kraken in 2022, where he recorded a career-high 46 points in 66 games.