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 Minnesota Wild.
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.
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)
Darcy Kuemper is a Canadian goaltender who has been known for his solid presence in the net. He was drafted 161st overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2009 NHL Draft.
Kuemper started his NHL career with the Wild, where he spent several seasons and had periods of strong play, showcasing his potential as a starting goaltender. In the latter part of his time with the Wild, Kuemper mostly served in a backup role, providing the team with a reliable option in goal.
In 2018, he was traded to the Arizona Coyotes, where he took on a more prominent role as the team’s primary goaltender. His standout season came in 2021-22 with the Avalanche when he racked up 37 wins and helped the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup.
Kuemper Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Winner (Avalanche)
- 30+ Goal Season (Avalanche)
Sean O’Donnell is a Canadian former defenseman who had a distinguished NHL career spanning 17 seasons. Drafted 123rd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, O’Donnell began his NHL journey with the Los Angeles Kings, making his debut in the 1994–95 season and becoming a full-time NHL player thereafter.
O’Donnell’s career saw him play for several teams, including the Minnesota Wild, where he was the franchise’s first captain, the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Phoenix Coyotes, and the Anaheim Ducks, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2007.
After another season with the Ducks and a return to the Kings, he reached the milestone of 1,000 NHL games. O’Donnell concluded his career with stints at the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks, retiring in 2013 after an illustrious and lengthy tenure in the league.
Kyle Quincey is a retired Canadian defenseman. He played in the NHL for several teams, including the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Tampa Bay Lightning, New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Minnesota Wild.
Quincey was drafted in the third round, 47th overall, of the 2001 OHL Priority Selection by the London Knights. He was then drafted 132nd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
He made his NHL debut with Detroit in 2005 and scored his first NHL goal in the 2006–07 season. He eventually joined the Los Angeles Kings in 2008, where he had a breakthrough season leading the Kings’ defense in scoring. Quincey’s NHL career totals include 586 games, with 36 goals, 122 assists, and 158 points.