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 New York Rangers.
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.
Ryan McDonagh was selected by the Montreal Canadiens with the 12th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft before being traded to the New York Rangers in 2009. With the Rangers, he became one of the league’s top defensemen, serving as the team’s captain from 2014 to 2018.
McDonagh was a key part of the Rangers’ run to the Stanley Cup Finals in the 2013-2014 season.
In 2018, McDonagh was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he continued to excel as a top-pairing defenseman. He played a vital role in the Lightning’s back-to-back Stanley Cup victories in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons.
McDonagh Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Winner (Lightning)
Dan Boyle was never drafted but signed as a free agent by the Florida Panthers in 1998. After playing with the Panthers, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he became a key offensive defenseman. Boyle played an instrumental role in the Lightning’s Stanley Cup win in the 2003-2004 season.
In 2008, Boyle was traded to the San Jose Sharks, where he continued to excel as one of the NHL’s top offensive defensemen. He later played for the New York Rangers before retiring in 2016. Throughout his career, Boyle was known for his skating ability, puck-moving skills, and power-play acumen.
In 1,093 NHL games, he tallied 605 points, making him one of the highest-scoring defensemen of his generation. Boyle was named to two NHL All-Star Games and represented Canada in various international competitions, including winning a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Boyle Key Stats
- All-Star (Lightning, Sharks)
- Stanley Cup Winner (Lightning)
Brad Richards, a Canadian former center, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He played for multiple NHL teams, including the Lightning, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks, and Detroit Red Wings.
Richards won two Stanley Cups, in 2004 with the Lightning, earning the Conn Smythe Trophy, and in 2015 with the Blackhawks. He also won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2004 and played for Team Canada in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Richards retired in 2016 after a solid NHL career, during which he scored 298 goals and 634 assists in 1,126 games. He set a record for most assists in a debut game for the Dallas Stars. His accolades include being named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2001, and participating in the 2002 YoungStars Game.
Richards Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Lightning, Blackhawks)
- 50+ Assist Season (Lightning, Stars)
Vladislav Namestnikov is a Russian center currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets. He was drafted 27th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and has since played for several NHL teams, including the Lightning, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Dallas Stars, and now the Jets.
Namestnikov’s NHL career began with the Lightning in the 2014-15 season, where he scored his first NHL goal against the Montreal Canadiens. He recorded his first NHL hat-trick in 2016 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Throughout his career, he has been traded several times, including to the Rangers in 2018, the Senators in 2019, the Avalanche in 2020, and the Stars in 2022. He returned to the Lightning in 2022 before being traded to the Jets in 2023. His NHL career statistics include 630 games played, with 115 goals, 146 assists, and a total of 261 points.