Hockey Players who Played for Predators and Capitals

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 Washington Capitals.

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.

Craig Smith

Craig Smith is an American-born ice hockey player, playing primarily as a right winger. He was drafted in the 4th round, 98th overall, by the Nashville Predators in the 2009 NHL Draft.

During his time with the Predators, he became known for his consistent play and scoring ability, proving to be a reliable asset for the team over several seasons. His time with the Predators was characterized by solid offensive production, often reaching the 20-goal mark in a season.

In October 2020, Smith signed a contract with the Boston Bruins, where he continued to showcase his scoring touch and two-way play. In 2023 he was part of a 3-team trade that saw him land with the Washington Capitals.

*Smith was the most popular pick for this square in a previous grid (Grid 48)

Tomas Vokoun

Tomáš Vokoun was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the ninth round, 226th overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. His career in the NHL took off when he was claimed by the Nashville Predators in the 1998 NHL Expansion Draft, where he established himself as the team’s starting goaltender and a key player.

Later in his career, Vokoun played for several other teams, including the Panthers, Capitals, and Penguins, continuing to demonstrate his skill and consistency as a goaltender. Vokoun also had a successful international career with the Czech national team. He represented his country in multiple World Championships and the Winter Olympics.

Known for his excellent reflexes, positional play, and ability to perform under pressure, Vokoun was selected for multiple NHL All-Star Games, underscoring his status as an elite goaltender in the league.

Vokoun Key Stats

  • 300 Win Career (Predators, Panthers, Canadiens, Capitals, Penguins)
  • 30+ Win Season (Predators, Panthers)

Joel Ward

Joel Ward is a retired Canadian right winger. He played in the NHL for the Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals, and San Jose Sharks. After an impressive collegiate career, Ward was invited to the Minnesota Wild’s training camp in 2006 and began his pro journey with their AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros.

Ward signed with the Nashville Predators in 2008 and scored his first NHL goal in his first game with them. His first full NHL season in 2008–09 was solid, scoring 17 goals in 79 games. Ward then signed a four-year contract with the Capitals in 2011, where he scored a memorable game-winning goal in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

In 2015, he signed with the San Jose Sharks on a three-year contract. His NHL career totals include 726 games played, with 133 goals, 171 assists, and 304 points​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

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