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 Los Angeles Kings and the St Louis Blues.
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.
Wayne Gretzky, often referred to as “The Great One,” is celebrated as possibly the greatest ice hockey player ever. Gretzky played 20 seasons in the NHL from 1979 to 1999 for four teams. He is the leading goal scorer, assist producer, and point scorer in NHL history, with more career assists than any other player has total points.
Remarkably, he is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in a season, a milestone he reached four times. He tallied over 100 points in 15 professional seasons, 13 of them consecutive. At his retirement, he held 61 NHL records: 40 regular season, 15 playoff, and 6 All-Star records.
When the Oilers joined the NHL, he led the team to four Stanley Cup championships and was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988. This trade is credited with popularizing hockey in California. Gretzky also played for the St. Louis Blues and finished his career with the New York Rangers.
His accolades include nine Hart Trophies as the most valuable player, 10 Art Ross Trophies for most points in a season, two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP, and five Lester B. Pearson Awards. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame immediately after retiring, with the NHL retiring his jersey number 99 league-wide.
Gretzky Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Champion (Oilers)
- Hart Trophy (Oilers, Kings)
- 1000+ Career Points (Oilers, Kings, Rangers, Blues)
- 500+ Career Goals (Oilers, Kings, Rangers, Blues)
- 100+ Point Season (Oilers, Kings)
- 40+ Goal Season (Oilers, Kings)
- 50+ Assist Season (Oilers, Kings, Rangers)
Pavol Demitra’s NHL journey started when he was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the ninth round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Throughout his NHL tenure, he played for various teams, including the St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, and Vancouver Canucks.
On the international front, Demitra proudly represented Slovakia in numerous tournaments. He played in various World Championships, helping his country secure a gold medal in 2002. Additionally, he represented Slovakia in three Olympic Winter Games.
Tragically, Pavol Demitra’s life was cut short in 2011 when he, along with several teammates from the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team, perished in a plane crash in Russia. He was 36 years old.
Demitra Key Stats
- 50+ Assist Season (Blues)
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)
Ben Bishop is an American goaltender known for his towering presence in the net, standing at 6 feet 7 inches, making him one of the tallest goaltenders in NHL history. Bishop was drafted 85th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2005 NHL Draft.
His early career involved stints with the Blues and the Ottawa Senators, but he rose to prominence during his time with the Tampa Bay Lightning where he was twice a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league’s top goaltender.
In 2017, Bishop was traded to the Dallas Stars, where he continued to be a key player, helping guide the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2020. Over his career, Bishop earned multiple selections to the NHL All-Star Game.
Bishop Key Stats
- 30+ Win Season (Lightning)