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 Los Angeles Kings and the Montreal Canadiens.
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.
Tyler Toffoli was selected in the second round, 47th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Toffoli’s combination of scoring ability, hockey IQ, and work ethic have made him an important asset for the teams he’s played for, as well as a fan favorite.
Toffoli played for the Kings from 2012 to 2020, where he helped the team win the Stanley Cup in 2014. He was then traded to the Canucks during the 2019-2020 season before signing with the Canadiens in 2020. In his first season with the Canadiens, Toffoli was instrumental in the team’s surprising run to the Stanley Cup Finals.
He has developed a reputation as a consistent scorer and two-way player, contributing both offensively and defensively. Over his career, he has notched several 20+ goal seasons, including a career-high 34 goals in the 2022-23 season with Calgary.
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.
Ilya Kovalchuk was a highly touted prospect leading up to the 2001 NHL Draft, where he was selected first overall by the Atlanta Thrashers. During his time with the Thrashers, Kovalchuk quickly became one of the league’s premier goal-scorers, notching several 40-plus goal seasons, including a 52-goal campaign in 2005-2006.
In 2010, he was traded to the New Jersey Devils, where he continued his goal-scoring exploits, helping lead the team to a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2012.
After spending a few years playing in Russia, Kovalchuk made an NHL comeback in 2018, signing with the Los Angeles Kings. His return to the NHL included stints with the Kings, Montreal Canadiens, and Washington Capitals, but he could not replicate the kind of success he had during his prime years.
Kovalchuk Key Stats
- All-Star (Thrashers, Devils)
- 40+ Goal Season (Thrashers)