Hockey Players who Played for Predators and Avalanche

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 Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche.

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 O’Reilly

Ryan O’Reilly was drafted 33rd overall in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, where he started to build a reputation as a reliable and smart player, quickly becoming a key figure in the team’s lineup.

In 2015, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, where he continued to showcase his skill and hockey IQ. His individual skill was recognized when he was awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct in 2014.

However, it was after his trade to the St. Louis Blues in 2018 that he truly flourished, playing a central role in the team’s historic run to win their first-ever Stanley Cup in 2019. His performance throughout the playoffs was rewarded with the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.

O’Reilly Key Stats

  • All-Star (Sabres, Blues)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (Blues)

Matt Duchene

Matt Duchene was selected 3rd overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He wasted no time showcasing his potential, finishing his rookie season among the top scorers on the team. For several seasons, Duchene was a key figure for the Avalanche, consistently ranking among their top offensive players.

Duchene was involved in a blockbuster three-team trade in 2017 that sent him to the Ottawa Senators. While his tenure with the Senators was relatively short-lived, he made significant contributions, particularly in the offensive zone.

In 2019, Duchene joined the Nashville Predators, where he continued to display his offensive prowess and versatility on the ice. He has also represented Canada on multiple occasions in international play, securing gold medals at the World Championships and the Winter Olympics.

Duchene Key Stats

  • 40+ Goal Season (Predators)

Paul Kariya

Paul Kariya was selected by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim with the 4th overall pick in the 1993 NHL Draft.

During his time with the Ducks, he became one of the most skilled forwards in the league, winning the Lady Byng Trophy (awarded for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct) multiple times. He also served as the team’s captain and helped lead the Ducks to the Stanley Cup Finals in the 2002-2003 season.

Kariya later played for the Avalanche, Predators, and Blues, continuing to be a productive and exciting player to watch. Over his 15-season NHL career, he recorded 989 points in 989 games. His combination of speed, skill, and intelligence made him one of the premier players of his era, and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.

Kariya Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Ducks, Blues, Predators, Avalanche)
  • All-Star (Ducks)
  • 100+ Point Season (Ducks)
  • 40+ Goal Season (Ducks)
  • 50+ Assist Season (Ducks, Predators)

Devan Dubnyk

Devan Dubnyk was drafted 14th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, marking the start of his NHL career. Over his NHL career, Dubnyk played for several teams, including the Oilers, Nashville Predators, Arizona Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, and Colorado Avalanche​​.

Dubnyk’s most notable achievements came during his time with the Minnesota Wild. He was traded to the Wild in 2015 and immediately became the team’s starter, setting a franchise record with 38 consecutive starts and helping the team clinch a playoff berth.

His performance in the 2014-15 season earned him a nomination for the Vezina Trophy and the Bill Masterton Trophy, the latter of which he won for his contributions to the team and career resurgence. Over his NHL career, Dubnyk played 542 games, recording 253 wins, 206 losses, a 2.61 goals-against average, and a .914 save percentage​​​​​​​​.

Dubnyk Key Stats

  • 30+ Win Seasons (Wild)

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