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 Winnipeg Jets and the Boston Bruins.
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.
Blake Wheeler has built a solid career in the NHL. He was drafted fifth overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2004 NHL Draft but never suited up for the Coyotes; he initiated his NHL career with the Boston Bruins during the 2008-2009 season.
In 2011, Wheeler was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers, and shortly after, the franchise relocated and became the Winnipeg Jets, where Wheeler found a long-term home. He rose to prominence with the Jets, eventually being named the team’s captain in 2016.
Throughout his career, Wheeler has been recognized for his play on the ice, earning two appearances in the NHL All-Star Game. He has excelled as a playmaker, recording over 500 career assists (and counting), showcasing his vision and hockey IQ.
*Wheeler was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 48)
Wheeler Key Stats
- All-Star (Jets)
- 50+ Assist Season (Jets)
Riley Nash, a Canadian forward, began his NHL career after being drafted 21st overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 2007. He was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in 2010, where he signed a three-year entry-level contract and became one of five rookies in franchise history to reach the 30-point mark.
Nash later joined the Boston Bruins in 2016, contributing to their playoff qualification, and then signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2018, playing a crucial role until an injury in the playoffs.
Nash’s career saw him moving through several teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Arizona Coyotes, often through trades and waivers. His journey led him to sign a two-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers in 2023, marking another chapter in his professional hockey career.
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.
Karson Kuhlman, an American center, currently plays for the Bridgeport Islanders in the AHL while under contract with the New York Islanders of the NHL. Kuhlman went undrafted in the NHL but signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins in 2018 after a successful college career with the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs.
He made his NHL debut with the Bruins in 2019 and scored his first NHL goal shortly after. Kuhlman recorded his first Stanley Cup playoff point and goal in 2019.
Kuhlman played a limited role with the Bruins in the 2021–22 season before being claimed off waivers by the Seattle Kraken. He continued with the Kraken for the remainder of the season and part of the 2022–23 season before being claimed by the Winnipeg Jets. He was signed by the New York Islanders for the 2023–24 season.