5 Hockey Players who Played for Predators and Wild

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 Minnesota Wild.

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.

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)

Nino Niederreiter

Nino Niederreiter was selected 5th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2010 NHL Draft. A Swiss professional ice hockey winger, he made his NHL debut with the Islanders during the 2010-2011 season.

In 2013, Niederreiter was traded to the Minnesota Wild, where he enjoyed several productive seasons. In the 2016-2017 season, he achieved career highs with 25 goals and 32 assists. Later, he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2018-2019 season.

Niederreiter has represented Switzerland in international competitions, contributing to the success of his national team in various tournaments. Throughout his NHL career, he has proven to be a versatile and skilled forward, known for his scoring ability and strong presence on the ice.

Erik Haula

Erik Haula is a Finnish forward currently playing for the New Jersey Devils in the NHL. He was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round, 182nd overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Before joining the NHL, Haula played at the University of Minnesota, where he had an impressive college hockey career.

Haula signed an entry-level contract with the Wild in 2013 and made his NHL debut in the 2013-14 season, where he also scored his first NHL goal. He played for the Wild until 2017 when he was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft. Haula had a career-high 29 goals for 55 points in the 2017-18 season with the Golden Knights.

Haula has also played for the Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, and Boston Bruins. In July 2022, Haula was traded to the New Jersey Devils, where he later signed a three-year extension.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Ryan Suter

Ryan Suter is an American defenseman currently playing for the Dallas Stars. Suter’s career began with the Nashville Predators, where he played from 2005 to 2012.

During his tenure with the Wild, he set a franchise record for the most points by a defenseman in a single season during the 2015-16 season and was known for his extensive playing time in various game situations​​.

Suter recorded his 500th NHL point in 2018 and played his 1,000th NHL game the same year, becoming one of the few defensemen to achieve these milestones​​. Suter has also represented the U.S. national team internationally, including at the 2010 Winter Olympics​​.

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