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 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.
Dion Phaneuf was selected ninth overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He quickly established himself as one of the league’s top young defensemen, finishing third for the Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year) in his debut season.
During his tenure with the Flames, he became renowned for his hard hits and ability to quarterback the power play. In 2010, Phaneuf was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he was soon named team captain.
After the Leafs, Phaneuf had stints with the Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings. His time with the Senators included a deep playoff run in 2017, where the team reached the Eastern Conference Finals.
Phaneuf Key Stats
- All-Star (Flames)
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)
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)
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.