5 Hockey Players who Played for Flames and Red Wings

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 Calgary Flames and the Detroit Red Wings.

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 Vernon

Mike Vernon was a Canadian goaltender, known for his key performances in pivotal playoff games. He was selected 56th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1981 NHL Draft. As the Flames’ mainstay in net, Vernon was instrumental in leading the team to its first Stanley Cup in 1989.

After a significant period with the Flames, Vernon also played for the Detroit Red Wings, where he won another Stanley Cup in 1997 and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. Later in his career, he had stints with the San Jose Sharks and Florida Panthers before returning to Calgary to end his NHL journey.

Vernon’s two Stanley Cup wins and consistent performances across different teams solidify his reputation as one of the premier goaltenders of his era.

Vernon Key Stats

  • 300+ Career Wins (Flames, Red Wings, Sharks, Panthers)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (Flames, Red Wings)
  • 30+ Win Season (Flames, Sharks)

Curtis Joseph

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)

Todd Bertuzzi

Todd Bertuzzi was selected by the New York Islanders in the 1st round, 23rd overall, of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. The Canadian forward played for several teams during his NHL career, including the Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, and Detroit Red Wings.

Bertuzzi is best known for his time with the Canucks, where he formed part of the “West Coast Express” line alongside Markus Naslund and Brendan Morrison. In the 2002–2003 season, he recorded a career-high 97 points, earning a spot on the NHL First All-Star Team.

While Bertuzzi’s career was marred by a 2004 on-ice incident that led to criminal and civil litigation, he was a key offensive player in his prime. He finished his NHL career with 770 points, including 314 goals and 456 assists.

Bertuzzi Key Stats

  • All-Star (Canucks)
  • 40+ Goal Season (Canucks)
  • 50+ Assist Season (Canucks)

Brett Hull

Brett Hull is widely regarded as one of the greatest goal-scorers in the history of the National Hockey League. Hull had an illustrious NHL career that spanned from 1986 to 2006. He was known for his incredible goal-scoring ability and is most often remembered for his time with the St. Louis Blues.

One of the career highlights for Hull was winning the Stanley Cup twice, first with the Dallas Stars in 1999 and then with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002. He was a key offensive force on both teams.

Hull’s remarkable accomplishments include being a two-time winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s Most Valuable Player, as well as winning the Lady Byng Trophy multiple times for sportsmanship and skill. He retired as the third-highest goal scorer in NHL history.

Austin Czarnik

Austin Czarnik, an American center, currently plays for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. Czarnik went undrafted in the NHL but has played with several teams including the Bruins, Flames, Islanders, and Seattle Kraken.

Czarnik made his NHL debut with the Bruins in the 2016–17 season and scored his first NHL goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. After his tenure with the Bruins, he joined the Calgary Flames in 2018 on a two-year contract.

Czarnik later signed a two-year deal with the New York Islanders in 2020, before moving to the Seattle Kraken in the 2021–22 season, and finally signing a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings in 2022.

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