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 Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals.
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.
Olaf Kolzig was selected in the first round, 19th overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 1989 NHL Draft. He spent the majority of his career with the Capitals, becoming one of the premier goaltenders in the league.
Kolzig’s best season came in 1999-2000 when he won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender. Over his NHL career, he played in 711 games, recording 301 wins, a 2.70 goals-against average, and 35 shutouts.
In the 1997-1998 season, he led the Capitals to their first-ever Stanley Cup Final appearance. His contributions to the game of hockey have not gone unnoticed, as he continues to be a respected figure in the sport.
Kolzig Key Stats
- All-Star (Capitals)
- 300+ Career Wins (Capitals, Lightning)
- 30+ Win Season (Capitals)
Radko Gudas is a Czech-born defenseman currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks. His career in the league began after being selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round (66th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
He first played in the NHL with the Lightning, then moved to the Philadelphia Flyers in 2015, followed by a stint with the Washington Capitals, before signing with the Florida Panthers in 2020. Most recently, in 2023, he signed a three-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
Gudas is known for his physical style of play, which has frequently drawn criticism and resulted in multiple suspensions from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. His NHL career statistics as of the 2022-23 season include 682 games played, with 33 goals, 131 assists, and 164 points, along with a significant number of penalty minutes.
Dino Ciccarelli was never drafted into the NHL, but he signed as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars in 1980. Despite his undrafted status, Ciccarelli quickly made an impact in the league, becoming one of the premier goal-scorers of his era.
In his second season, Ciccarelli recorded 55 goals and 106 points, setting the stage for a successful career that included several seasons with 40 or more goals. He played with the North Stars (now Dallas), Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Florida Panthers over 19 seasons in the NHL.
Ciccarelli’s career totals include 608 goals and 592 assists for 1,200 points. He also made his mark in the playoffs, with 73 goals and 45 assists in 141 postseason appearances. His goal-scoring ability and fierce competitiveness earned him a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame, with induction coming in 2010.
Ciccarelli Key Stats
- Hall of Fame (Stars, Capitals, Red Wings, Lightning, Panthers)
- 1000+ Career Points (Stars, Capitals, Red Wings, Lightning, Panthers)
- 500+ Career Goals (Stars, Capitals, Red Wings, Lightning, Panthers)
- 100+ Point Season (Stars)
- 40+ Goal Season (Stars, Capitals, Red Wings)
- 50+ Assist Season (Stars, Red Wings)