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 Detroit Red Wings and the Carolina Hurricanes.
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.
Brendan Shanahan was drafted second overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Over his career, he also played for the Blues, Hartford Whalers, Red Wings, and Rangers. Shanahan is the only player in NHL history to have scored over 600 goals and accumulated over 2,000 penalty minutes.
Shanahan’s move to the St. Louis Blues in 1991 marked a significant period in his career. His performance peaked during the 1992–93 and 1993–94 seasons, scoring over 50 goals in each. He was a part of the Red Wings during their Stanley Cup victories in 1997, 1998, and 2002, and was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in 2017.
Internationally, Shanahan represented Canada and won a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships, 2002 Winter Olympics, and the 1991 Canada Cup. Shanahan’s legacy in the sport was cemented with his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 8, 2013.
Shanahan Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Red Wings)
- 1000+ Career Points (Red Wings, Devils, Blues, Whalers*, Rangers)
- 500+ Career Goals (Red Wings, Devils, Blues, Whalers*, Rangers)
- 100+ Points in a Season (Blues)
- 40+ Goals in a Season (Blues, Whalers*, Red Wings)
- 50+ Assists in a Season (Blues)
*The Whalers are now the Carolina Hurricanes.
Alex Nedeljkovic was selected in the 2nd round, 37th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2014 NHL Draft. A talented goaltender, Nedeljkovic made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes during the 2016-2017 season.
In the 2020-2021 season, he took on a more prominent role with the Hurricanes, playing in 23 regular-season games and posting impressive statistics, including a 1.90 goals-against average (GAA) and a .932 save percentage (SV%).
A trade in 2021 sent Nedeljkovic to the Detroit Red Wings. His emergence as a starting goaltender highlights his potential and ability, and he is considered one of the most promising young goaltenders in the league.
Ulf Samuelsson began his NHL career after being drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the fourth round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. Over his 16-season NHL career, he played for several teams, including the Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, and Philadelphia Flyers.
With the Penguins, Samuelsson was a key component of their back-to-back Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992.
While he was a reliable defenseman with solid puck-moving skills, Samuelsson was often in the spotlight for his hard-hitting style of play, which occasionally straddled the line between aggressive and injurious. He was involved in various on-ice incidents that made him a polarizing figure among fans and players.