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 Edmonton Oilers and the Dallas Stars.
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.
Mike Smith’s NHL journey began with the Dallas Stars, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After a few seasons developing and playing backup in Dallas, Smith was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008, where he assumed a larger role between the pipes.
In 2011, Smith signed with the Phoenix Coyotes (now the Arizona Coyotes), where he would enjoy some of his best years as a professional. In the 2011-2012 season, he played a pivotal role in leading the Coyotes to the Western Conference Finals, with standout performances throughout the playoffs.
After his tenure with the Coyotes, Smith joined the Calgary Flames in 2017 and later the Edmonton Oilers in 2019. With the Oilers, he showcased his veteran presence, helping stabilize the team’s goaltending situation.
Smith Key Stats
- 30+ Win Season (Coyotes)
Bill Guerin was selected 5th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He became an instrumental player for the Devils, and his time there culminated in a Stanley Cup championship in 1995.
His NHL journey took him to several teams, including the Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. With the Penguins in 2009, Guerin added a second Stanley Cup to his list of achievements.
Internationally, Guerin represented the United States multiple times, most notably during the Winter Olympics. He was part of the team that secured the silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
Guerin Key Stats
- All-Star (Bruins)
- Stanley Cup Champ (Devils, Penguins)
- 40+ Goal Season (Bruins)
Devin Shore is a Canadian forward currently playing for the Seattle Kraken. He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the second round (61st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Shore made his NHL debut with the Dallas Stars in 2015 and scored his first career NHL goal in 2016. Throughout his career, he has played for various teams, including the Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Edmonton Oilers, contributing both goals and assists.
Aleš Hemský, a retired Czech player, was selected 13th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut in 2002. He had a significant career year in the 2005-06 season, scoring 19 goals and 58 assists, helping the Oilers reach the Stanley Cup Finals.
Hemský played for the Oilers until 2014, when he was traded to the Ottawa Senators. He quickly found success with the Senators, recording six points in his first three games. Hemský then signed with the Dallas Stars in 2014, where he played until 2017 before joining the Montreal Canadiens.
Internationally, Hemský represented the Czech Republic at the Winter Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 2006, and participated in the IIHF World Championships, winning gold in 2005 and bronze in 2012.
Hemský Key Stats
- 50+ Assist Season (Oilers)
Derek Roy is a Canadian former centre who had an illustrious NHL career with teams like the Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, and Edmonton Oilers. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Roy made his NHL debut with the Sabres in the 2003-04 season, following a point-per-game performance in the AHL with the Rochester Americans. His NHL career was marked by consistent performance, including scoring the fastest goal to start a playoff game in Sabres history.
However, his time with the Sabres was marred by a torn quad tendon in the 2010-11 season. Roy was later traded to the Dallas Stars and subsequently to the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, and Nashville Predators. His NHL career concluded with the Edmonton Oilers.
James Neal, a Canadian winger, has played for several teams in the NHL, including the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators, Vegas Golden Knights, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and St. Louis Blues.
Selected 33rd overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Neal started his NHL career with Dallas in the 2008–09 season. During his time with the Penguins, he had a breakout season in 2011–12, finishing with 40 goals and 81 points, including a career-first playoff hat-trick in 2013.
Neal was traded to the Nashville Predators in 2014, where he continued his robust performance, and then was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. Neal’s career statistics in the NHL include 869 games with 296 goals, 263 assists, and 559 points.
Neal Key Stats
- 40+ Goal Season (Penguins)
Jussi Jokinen is a retired Finnish forward. Jokinen was selected by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round, 192nd overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in the 2005–06 season with the Stars and quickly gained a reputation as a top shootout specialist in the league.
Jokinen’s NHL career spanned over 13 seasons, during which he played for nine teams. After his tenure with the Dallas Stars, he played for the Lightning, Hurricanes, Penguins, Panthers, Oilers, Kings, Blue Jackets, and Canucks.
His most productive season came in 2013–14 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he scored 21 goals and totaled 57 points in 81 games. In the 2017–18 season, he became the fourth player in NHL history to play for four different teams in a single season.