Hockey Players who Played for Kraken and Panthers

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 Seattle Kraken and the Florida Panthers.

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.

Alexander Wennberg

Alexander Wennberg is a Swedish player currently with the Seattle Kraken. Wennberg was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round, 14th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on October 9, 2014, against the Buffalo Sabres, where he recorded his first NHL point.

Wennberg had a career-high season in 2016-17, playing 80 regular-season games and recording 13 goals and 46 assists. Following his tenure with the Blue Jackets, he signed with the Florida Panthers in 2020, where he achieved another career high with 17 goals in 56 games during the pandemic-shortened 2020–21 season.

In 2021, he signed a three-year contract with the Seattle Kraken. As of the 2022-23 season, Wennberg’s NHL totals stand at 633 games played, with 81 goals, 224 assists, and 305 points​​​​​​​​​​.

Jared McCann

Jared McCann is a Canadian forward currently playing for the Seattle Kraken. He was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. McCann made his NHL debut with the Canucks in the 2015-16 season, where he scored his first NHL goal in October 2015 against the Calgary Flames​​​​.

In May 2016, McCann was traded to the Florida Panthers, where he played until February 2019 before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

With the Penguins, McCann signed a two-year contract in September 2020, but was later traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in July 2021. His move to the Maple Leafs was strategic, anticipating his selection in the expansion draft by the Seattle Kraken, which happened shortly afterward in July 2021​​​​​​​​.

Riley Sheahan

Riley Sheahan was drafted 21st overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has played in the NHL for several teams including the Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, and Seattle Kraken​​.

Sheahan’s NHL career began with the Red Wings. In October 2017, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he completed the 2017-18 season with 32 points in 81 games. Subsequent trades led him to the Florida Panthers in 2019, where he scored 19 points in 82 games, and then to the Edmonton Oilers, contributing 15 points in 66 regular season games​​​​​​​​.

Sheahan continued his NHL journey with the Buffalo Sabres in 2020 and the Seattle Kraken in 2021, where he played a depth forward role and served as the team’s primary penalty killer. In August 2022, he returned to the Sabres on a one-year contract but was placed on unconditional waivers for refusing to return to their AHL affiliate.

Chris Driedger

Chris Driedger is a Canadian goaltender currently playing for the Coachella Valley Firebirds in the American Hockey League (AHL) and under contract with the Seattle Kraken. Driedger was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the third round, 76th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft​​.

Driedger’s career began with the Ottawa Senators, where he signed a three-year entry-level contract in 2014 and made his NHL debut in 2015. After five seasons with the Senators, he was released and subsequently joined the Springfield Thunderbirds, the AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers.

He signed with the Panthers in 2019 and recorded a shutout win in his first career start against the Nashville Predators. In 2021, Driedger was selected by the Seattle Kraken in the NHL Expansion Draft and signed a three-year contract with them.

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