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 Calgary Flames and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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.
Dion Phaneuf was selected ninth overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He quickly established himself as one of the league’s top young defensemen, finishing third for the Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year) in his debut season.
During his tenure with the Flames, he became renowned for his hard hits and ability to quarterback the power play. In 2010, Phaneuf was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he was soon named team captain.
After the Leafs, Phaneuf had stints with the Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings. His time with the Senators included a deep playoff run in 2017, where the team reached the Eastern Conference Finals.
Phaneuf Key Stats
- All-Star (Flames)
Curtis Joseph, widely known as “Cujo”, is a former NHL goaltender whose career spanned from 1989 to 2009. Over these two decades, Joseph played for the Blues, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Coyotes, and Flames.
Despite never winning a Stanley Cup or a Vezina Trophy, he was widely respected for his agility, resilience, and reliability under pressure, consistently ranking among the top goaltenders in the league.
Joseph holds the record for the most wins in NHL history by a goaltender who never played for a Stanley Cup-winning team, amassing 454 victories over his career. He also played in 133 playoff games, achieving a .917 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average.
Joseph Key Stats
- 300+ Career Wins (Blues, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Red Wings, Coyotes, Flames)
- 30+ Win Season (Blues, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Coyotes)
Owen Nolan was selected first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He played with the Nordiques before the franchise relocated, becoming the Colorado Avalanche.
However, Nolan is perhaps best remembered for his tenure with the San Jose Sharks, where he served as team captain and became one of the franchise’s key players during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Nolan also suited up for the Maple Leafs, Coyotes, Flames, and the Wild. Throughout his career, he registered over 400 goals and 850 points. On the international stage, Nolan represented his native Canada, and he had the honor of winning a gold medal with Team Canada in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
Nolan Key Stats
- 40+ Goal Season (Nordiques, Sharks)
Olli Jokinen began his NHL career when he was selected by the Los Angeles Kings as the 3rd overall pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. However, it was with the Panthers that Jokinen truly came into his own, serving as the team’s captain and becoming their all-time leading scorer during his tenure.
After Florida, Jokinen played for several other NHL teams, including the Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and St. Louis Blues. Throughout his career, he was known for his consistency in scoring, with multiple seasons registering over 50 points.
In addition to his NHL contributions, Jokinen had a distinguished international career representing Finland. He participated in various World Championships, World Cup of Hockey tournaments, and Olympic Games, often playing crucial roles for the Finnish national team.
Jokinen Key Stats
- 50+ Assist Season (Panthers)
Joe Nieuwendyk was selected by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft with the 27th overall pick. He played his collegiate hockey at Cornell University before embarking on an illustrious NHL career.
Over his 20-season NHL career, Nieuwendyk played for the Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Florida Panthers. He achieved great success, winning the Stanley Cup three times with three different teams: the Flames in 1989, the Stars in 1999, and the Devils in 2003.
Nieuwendyk was awarded the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie in 1987-88 and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs in 1999. He finished his career with 564 goals and 562 assists for 1,126 points and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.
Nieuwendyk Key Stats
- Hall of Fame (Flames, Stars, Devils, Panthers, Maple Leafs)
- 1000+ Career Points (Flames, Stars, Devils, Panthers, Maple Leafs)
- 500+ Career Goals (Flames, Stars, Devils, Panthers, Maple Leafs)
- 40+ Goal Season (Flames)
- 50+ Assist Season (Flames)
Nazem Kadri was drafted 7th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2009 NHL Draft. During his time in Toronto, he developed into a reliable scorer and a physical player, not afraid to play a hard-nosed style of hockey.
In 2019, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he continued to demonstrate his offensive abilities and physical play.
Kadri has been a critical part of the Avalanche’s forward group, contributing to their success with his scoring ability and experience, proving to be a crucial player in their playoff runs, including a Stanley Cup championship in 2022.
Kadri Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Winner (Avalanche)
- 50+ Assist Season (Avalanche)