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 Winnipeg Jets and the Buffalo Sabres.
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.
Phil Housley was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. Housley had an extensive career, playing for several teams including the Jets, Blues, Flames, Devils, Capitals, Blackhawks, and Maple Leafs. He is the second-leading scorer among American-born players with 1,232 points (338 goals and 894 assists).
Housley never won the Stanley Cup, coming closest with the Capitals in 1998 when they were swept in the Stanley Cup Finals by the Detroit Red Wings. At the time of his retirement, he had played more NHL games without winning the Stanley Cup than any other player in NHL history.
Housley was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004, the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame in 2007, and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. His legacy in ice hockey, particularly his scoring prowess as a defenseman, has left a lasting impact on the sport.
Housley Key Stats
- 1000+ Career Points (Sabres, Flames, Jets, Capitals, Blackhawks, Blues, Devils, Maple Leafs)
- 50+ Assists in a Season (Sabres, Jets)
Tyler Myers is a professional ice hockey defenseman known for his imposing size and ability to contribute both defensively and offensively from the blue line. Standing at 6-foot-8, Myers is one of the tallest players in the history of the NHL, giving him a distinctive reach advantage and presence on the ice.
Myers began his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres, who selected him 12th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He made an immediate impact in his rookie season (2009-2010) with the Sabres, demonstrating poise and skill beyond his years. For his efforts, he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie.
After several seasons with the Sabres, Myers was traded to the Winnipeg Jets in 2015. Myers spent 4 1/2 seasons with the Jets before signing as a free agent with the Canucks in 2019.
Evander Kane started his NHL journey with the Atlanta Thrashers, who selected him 4th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. With the Thrashers’ relocation to Winnipeg in 2011, he became a key player for the newly-minted Winnipeg Jets. His tenure in Winnipeg was marked by both on-ice successes and off-ice controversies.
In 2015, Kane was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, where he continued to demonstrate his scoring touch. His time with Buffalo allowed him to further establish himself as a top-six forward, often leading the team in goals.
A trade in 2018 saw Kane join the San Jose Sharks. In San Jose, he became a pivotal player, often featuring on the team’s top lines and contributing significantly during their playoff runs. Kane signed as a free agent with the Oilers in 2022 and has spent the last two seasons in Edmonton.
Cody Eakin is a Canadian forward currently playing with the SCL Tigers of the National League. He was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the third round, 85th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, after being selected in the first round, sixth overall, by the Swift Current Broncos in the 2006 WHL Draft.
Eakin began his NHL career with the Capitals’ AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, in the 2011–12 season, making his NHL debut in November 2011. Eakin was traded to the Dallas Stars in 2012 and scored his first career Stanley Cup playoff goal in 2014.
In the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, he was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights. He was later traded to the Winnipeg Jets, his hometown team, in 2020, and then signed with the Buffalo Sabres as a free agent in the same year.