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 Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings.
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.
Tyler Bertuzzi, a Canadian-born player, has made a significant impact in the NHL with his energetic and skillful style of play. Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round, 58th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Bertuzzi has developed into a key player for the team.
His ability to contribute both offensively and physically made him a valuable asset to the Red Wings. Bertuzzi’s progression in the NHL has been marked by his consistent effort, tenacity, and willingness to engage in the tough areas of the ice, which has endeared him to both teammates and fans. He earned his first NHL All-Star Game selection in 2020.
After 7 seasons in Detroit, Bertuzzi was traded to the Boston Bruins for a 1st and 4th round draft pick. His time in Boston was short-lived however, signing as a free agent with the Maple Leafs just four months later.
Curtis Joseph, widely known as “Cujo”, is a former NHL goaltender whose career spanned from 1989 to 2009. Over these two decades, Joseph played for the Blues, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Coyotes, and Flames.
Despite never winning a Stanley Cup or a Vezina Trophy, he was widely respected for his agility, resilience, and reliability under pressure, consistently ranking among the top goaltenders in the league.
Joseph holds the record for the most wins in NHL history by a goaltender who never played for a Stanley Cup-winning team, amassing 454 victories over his career. He also played in 133 playoff games, achieving a .917 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average.
Joseph Key Stats
- 300+ Career Wins (Blues, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Red Wings, Coyotes, Flames)
- 30+ Win Season (Blues, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Coyotes)
Mathieu Schneider began his NHL journey after being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He would go on to play for the Canadiens for several seasons, even being a part of their Stanley Cup-winning squad in 1993.
His NHL career spanned over two decades, during which he played for multiple teams (10 in total), including the Islanders, Maple Leafs, Rangers, Kings, Red Wings, Ducks, Thrashers, Canucks, and Coyotes.
Offensively skilled, Schneider often posted impressive point totals for a defenseman, culminating in over 700 points throughout his NHL career.