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 Pittsburgh Penguins.
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.
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.
Jeff Petry was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round, 45th overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Petry started his NHL career with the Oilers, where he improved significantly in his second season, leading all Oilers defensemen in points with 25.
Petry played for the Oilers until 2015, when he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens. On July 16, 2022, Petry was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with forward Ryan Poehling in exchange for Mike Matheson and a 2023 fourth-round draft pick.
Despite generating 31 points in 61 games during his first season with the Penguins, there was a general sense of disappointment with his performance, as he missed time due to injury and the Penguins missed the playoffs for the first time in 17 years.
Thomas Greiss was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the third round, 94th overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft. He spent his early career as a backup goaltender for the Sharks, establishing himself as a reliable option in net. After his time in San Jose, Greiss played for the Coyotes and the Penguins.
In 2015, Greiss signed with the New York Islanders, where he took on a more prominent role. He helped lead the team to the playoffs and became known for his calm demeanor and consistent play. Greiss later joined the Detroit Red Wings, continuing his career as a valuable veteran presence in the net.
Throughout his time in the NHL, Greiss is well-known for his technical proficiency and poise, providing steady goaltending for the teams he has played for. His career statistics reflect this, with a save percentage typically hovering around the .910 mark.
David Perron, a Canadian-born player, currently serves as an alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings. His journey began with the St. Louis Blues, who drafted him 26th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
After a successful start with the Blues, he moved to the Edmonton Oilers in 2013, followed by stints with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks. Perron returned to St. Louis in 2016 and then joined the Vegas Golden Knights for their inaugural season in 2017-18, where he recorded a career-high 66 points.
He returned to the Blues for a third time, contributing significantly to their 2019 Stanley Cup victory. In 2022, Perron signed with the Detroit Red Wings, marking the first time in his career he signed a contract with a team other than the Blues.
Perron Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Blues)
- 50+ Assist Season (Golden Knights)
Daniel Sprong is a Dutch forward currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings. He was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round, 46th overall, of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
After a season with the Penguins, he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in 2018. Following his time with the Ducks, he moved to the Washington Capitals in 2020 and later to the Seattle Kraken in 2022, where he recorded a career-high 46 points in 66 games.
Marián Hossa had a stellar NHL career spanning 19 seasons. He was drafted 12th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1997 NHL Draft. Hossa’s initial success was with the Senators, where he displayed his scoring ability and skill set, quickly establishing himself as a premier forward in the league.
Hossa also played with the Penguins and the Red Wings, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals with both teams in consecutive years, although falling short on both times. However, Hossa’s pursuit of a Stanley Cup championship was realized when he joined the Blackhawks, helping the team secure three Stanley Cup championships.
Hossa was known for his two-way play, being equally adept in offensive and defensive situations, which earned him nominations for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward in the NHL. He was also named to the NHL All-Star Game on five occasions.
Hossa Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Winner (Blackhawks)
- 1000+ Career Points (Blackhawks, Senators, Thrashers, Penguins, Red Wings)
- 500+ Career Goals (Blackhawks, Senators, Thrashers, Penguins, Red Wings)
- 100+ Point Season (Thrashers)
- 40+ Goal Season (Senators, Thrashers, Red Wings)
- 50+ Assist Season (Thrashers)
Riley Sheahan was drafted 21st overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has played in the NHL for several teams including the Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, and Seattle Kraken.
Sheahan’s NHL career began with the Red Wings. In October 2017, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he completed the 2017-18 season with 32 points in 81 games. Subsequent trades led him to the Florida Panthers in 2019, where he scored 19 points in 82 games, and then to the Edmonton Oilers, contributing 15 points in 66 regular season games.
Sheahan continued his NHL journey with the Buffalo Sabres in 2020 and the Seattle Kraken in 2021, where he played a depth forward role and served as the team’s primary penalty killer. In August 2022, he returned to the Sabres on a one-year contract but was placed on unconditional waivers for refusing to return to their AHL affiliate.