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 New York Rangers.
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.
Jacob Trouba began his professional career after being drafted 9th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Jets for six seasons before being traded to the New York Rangers in 2019. In 2022, Trouba was named the 29th Rangers Captain, a significant milestone in his career.
Throughout his career, Trouba has also achieved various accolades. In his early and college career, he earned several medals and recognitions including the U17 WHC Silver Medal, the U18 WJC Gold Medal, and being named to the USHL All-Star Game, among others.
More recently, Trouba was honored with the Rod Gilbert “Mr. Ranger” Award in the 2022-2023 season, an award given to the Rangers player who best honors Rod Gilbert’s legacy.
Mathieu Schneider began his NHL journey after being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He would go on to play for the Canadiens for several seasons, even being a part of their Stanley Cup-winning squad in 1993.
His NHL career spanned over two decades, during which he played for multiple teams (10 in total), including the Islanders, Maple Leafs, Rangers, Kings, Red Wings, Ducks, Thrashers, Canucks, and Coyotes.
Offensively skilled, Schneider often posted impressive point totals for a defenseman, culminating in over 700 points throughout his NHL career.
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)
Andrew Copp is currently serving as an alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL. His journey began with the Winnipeg Jets, who selected him 104th overall in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft. Copp made his NHL debut with the Jets and on March 24, 2021, scored his first career NHL hat-trick and a 4-goal game in a win over the Canucks.
He was later traded to the New York Rangers on March 21, 2022, where he notched his second career hat-trick on April 21 in a game against the New York Islanders, making him the third player in Rangers history to score a hat-trick in the first period.
On July 13, 2022, Copp signed a five-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings, marking a return to his home state of Michigan. As of this writing, Copp has accumulated over 90 goals with a plus-minus rating of +73 through 569 games, mainly during his time with the Jets.
Vladislav Namestnikov is a Russian center currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets. He was drafted 27th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and has since played for several NHL teams, including the Lightning, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Dallas Stars, and now the Jets.
Namestnikov’s NHL career began with the Lightning in the 2014-15 season, where he scored his first NHL goal against the Montreal Canadiens. He recorded his first NHL hat-trick in 2016 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Throughout his career, he has been traded several times, including to the Rangers in 2018, the Senators in 2019, the Avalanche in 2020, and the Stars in 2022. He returned to the Lightning in 2022 before being traded to the Jets in 2023. His NHL career statistics include 630 games played, with 115 goals, 146 assists, and a total of 261 points.