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 Ottawa Senators.
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.
Peter Bondra was selected by the Washington Capitals in the eighth round, 156th overall, in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Spending the majority of his career with the Capitals, Bondra became one of the most prolific goal-scorers in the league.
Bondra’s best season came in 1997-1998 when he led the NHL with 52 goals, helping the Capitals reach the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history. A five-time All-Star, Bondra had two 50-goal seasons and nine 30-goal seasons over his illustrious career.
After 14 seasons with the Capitals, Bondra also played for the Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, and Chicago Blackhawks. He retired with 503 goals and 389 assists for 892 points in 1,081 regular-season games, placing him among the top goal-scorers of his generation.
Bondra Key Stats
- 500+ Career Goals (Capitals, Senators, Thrashers, Blackhawks)
- 40+ Goal Season (Capitals)
Dany Heatley is a Canadian-born winger. He was drafted second overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and made his mark by winning the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year in 2002.
Heatley’s career with the Thrashers was marred by a tragic car crash in 2003, which resulted in the death of his teammate Dan Snyder and left Heatley seriously injured. Despite the setback, he returned to the ice and continued his career.
His time with the Senators was notable for reaching the 50-goal mark twice consecutively, a feat not achieved since Pavel Bure in 1999-2000. Over his NHL career, Heatley was selected for the NHL All-Star Game five times, playing in four of them. In his first All-Star Game appearance in 2003, he scored four goals and was named the All-Star Game MVP.
Heatly Key Stats
- 100+ Point Season (Senators)
- 40+ Goal Season (Senators, Thrashers*)
- 50+ Assist Season (Senators)
*The Atlanta Thrashers are now the Winnipeg Jets.
Johnny Oduya was drafted 221st overall in the seventh round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. A Swedish defenseman, Oduya had a 12-year NHL career, most notably with the Chicago Blackhawks.
With Chicago, he won the Stanley Cup twice, in the 2012–13 and 2014–15 seasons. Known for his skating ability and defensive skills, Oduya played a vital role in the Blackhawks’ championship teams.
Over his career, Oduya played in 850 regular-season NHL games, registering more than 40 goals and nearly 150 assists. He also represented Sweden in international competition, including winning a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Marián Hossa had a stellar NHL career spanning 19 seasons. He was drafted 12th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1997 NHL Draft. Hossa’s initial success was with the Senators, where he displayed his scoring ability and skill set, quickly establishing himself as a premier forward in the league.
Hossa also played with the Penguins and the Red Wings, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals with both teams in consecutive years, although falling short on both times. However, Hossa’s pursuit of a Stanley Cup championship was realized when he joined the Blackhawks, helping the team secure three Stanley Cup championships.
Hossa was known for his two-way play, being equally adept in offensive and defensive situations, which earned him nominations for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward in the NHL. He was also named to the NHL All-Star Game on five occasions.
Hossa Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Winner (Blackhawks)
- 1000+ Career Points (Blackhawks, Senators, Thrashers, Penguins, Red Wings)
- 500+ Career Goals (Blackhawks, Senators, Thrashers, Penguins, Red Wings)
- 100+ Point Season (Thrashers)
- 40+ Goal Season (Senators, Thrashers, Red Wings)
- 50+ Assist Season (Thrashers)
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.
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.