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 that have played for both the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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.

Jan Hrdina

Jan Hrdina was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round, 128th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Born in Czechoslovakia, Hrdina played a solid and dependable two-way game.

He spent the majority of his NHL career with the Penguins, where he consistently contributed as a playmaker and penalty-killer. He also had stints with the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets. Hrdina’s most productive season came in the 2001-2002 campaign when he recorded 57 points for the Penguins.

After his NHL career, Hrdina continued his professional career in Europe, playing in various leagues, including the Swiss National League and Czech Extraliga. His NHL career totals included 297 points in 513 regular-season games.

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson was selected 3rd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2005 NHL Draft. He later made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings during the 2006-2007 season. Known for his strong skating ability and physical play, Johnson became a steady presence on the blueline for various teams throughout his career.

He played for the Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New York Rangers, accumulating points while contributing significantly in defensive roles.

His play has earned him recognition, including the opportunity to represent the United States in various international tournaments. Johnson’s play is characterized by a blend of offensive skill and defensive responsibility, making him a valuable asset to his teams over the years.

Erik Gudbranson

Erik Gudbranson is a Canadian defenseman, known for his physical style of play and his defensive abilities. He was drafted third overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Draft.

During his early career with the Panthers, Gudbranson established himself as a tough, physical defenseman, often taking on a role that emphasized defensive responsibilities over offensive production.

Over the years, Gudbranson has been a bit of a journeyman, playing for several teams including the Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets.

Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter is a player with a reputation for his goal-scoring prowess and versatility on the ice, capable of playing both as a center and a winger. He was drafted 11th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2003 NHL Draft.

Carter enjoyed a successful stint with the Flyers, where he emerged as a prolific goal scorer. His time with the Flyers included a 46-goal campaign in the 2008-2009 season. In 2011, he was traded to the Blue Jackets but his time there was short-lived as he soon found himself traded to the Los Angeles Kings.

With the Kings, Carter’s career reached new heights as he played an instrumental role in helping the team secure Stanley Cup victories in 2012 and 2014, reinforcing his reputation as a top player in high-pressure situations.

Carter Key Stats

  • Stanley Cup Winner (Kings)
  • 40+ Goal Season (Flyers)

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