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 Vegas Golden Knights and the Colorado Avalanche.
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.
Paul Stastny, a Canadian-born center, had an illustrious 17-season career in the NHL. He played for the Avalanche, Blues, Jets, Golden Knights, and Carolina Hurricanes. His rookie NHL season with the Avalanche in 2006-07 was remarkable, scoring 78 points in 82 games and earning a Calder Memorial Trophy nomination.
In 2007-08, he was named to his first NHL All-Star Game but missed playing due to an appendectomy.
Stastny played in his 1,000th career NHL game in 2021, surpassing his father’s record, and in the 2021-22 season, he was a key veteran presence for the Jets, scoring his 500th NHL career assist.
Statsny Key Stats
- 50+ Assist Season (Avalanche)
Pierre-Édouard Bellemare started his NHL career in 2014 with the Philadelphia Flyers, signing as a free agent after playing in the Swedish Hockey League. During his time with the Flyers, he quickly established himself as a reliable player, particularly noted for his defensive prowess and penalty-killing abilities.
In 2017, Bellemare joined the inaugural team of the Vegas Golden Knights, contributing to their historic run to the Stanley Cup Finals. Following this, he moved to the Colorado Avalanche in 2019, continuing to showcase his defensive skills.
He signed with the Lightning in 2021 and has spent the last two seasons in Tampa Bay.
Tomas Tatar, a Slovak left winger, currently plays for the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL. He was drafted 60th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Tatar began his North American career with the Red Wings’ AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, and made his NHL debut in December 2010.
Tatar’s NHL career includes stints with several teams. After his initial seasons with the Red Wings, where he emerged as a key player and twice earned the title of NHL’s Second Star of the Week, he signed a four-year contract with them in 2017.
However, Tatar was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in 2018, followed by a move to Montreal before the 2018–19 season. With the Canadiens, he set a career-high in points during the 2019–20 season. In 2021, he signed with the New Jersey Devils, contributing to their first playoff series win since 2012. In 2023, Tatar joined the Colorado Avalanche.
Nick Holden is a Canadian former defenseman who played 12 seasons in the NHL. He played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Vegas Golden Knights, and Ottawa Senators. He ended his major junior hockey career by signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Holden left the Blue Jackets in 2013 to sign with the Colorado Avalanche. After impressing at training camp, he made the Avalanche’s opening night roster for the 2013–14 season. During this season, Holden scored his first NHL goal and established himself as a key player in the Avalanche’s defense.
In 2018, Holden signed with the Vegas Golden Knights, marking his fifth NHL club. He spent most of the 2020–21 season on the Golden Knights’ “Taxi Squad.” On July 28, 2021, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators, where he played his final two seasons.