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 Buffalo Sabres and the New Jersey Devils.
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.
Phil Housley was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. Housley had an extensive career, playing for several teams including the Jets, Blues, Flames, Devils, Capitals, Blackhawks, and Maple Leafs. He is the second-leading scorer among American-born players with 1,232 points (338 goals and 894 assists).
Housley never won the Stanley Cup, coming closest with the Capitals in 1998 when they were swept in the Stanley Cup Finals by the Detroit Red Wings. At the time of his retirement, he had played more NHL games without winning the Stanley Cup than any other player in NHL history.
Housley was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004, the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame in 2007, and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. His legacy in ice hockey, particularly his scoring prowess as a defenseman, has left a lasting impact on the sport.
Housley Key Stats
- 1000+ Career Points (Sabres, Flames, Jets, Capitals, Blackhawks, Blues, Devils, Maple Leafs)
- 50+ Assists in a Season (Sabres, Jets)
Dave Andreychuk had a distinguished career in the NHL, known especially for his goal-scoring prowess and leadership. His career spanned over two decades, during which he played for several teams including the Sabres, Maple Leafs, Devils, Bruins, Avalanche and Lightning.
One of the highlights of his career came later in his tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he served as the team captain. Under his leadership, the Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2004. This victory was particularly special as it came towards the end of his career, and the Stanley Cup had eluded him until then.
Andreychuk retired as one of the highest-scoring left-wingers in NHL history, holding the record for most career power-play goals for some time. His longevity in the league, consistent scoring ability, and leadership on and off the ice were hallmarks of his career. In recognition of his achievements, Andreychuk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Andreychuk Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Champion (Lightning)
- 1000+ Career Points (Sabres, Maple Leafs, Devils, Lightning, Bruins, Avalanche)
- 500+ Career Goals (Sabres, Maple Leafs, Devils, Lightning, Bruins, Avalanche)
- 40+ Goals in a Season (Sabres, Maple Leafs)
- 50+ Assists in a Season (Sabres)
Drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Taylor Hall quickly made an impact, becoming a central figure in the Oilers’ young core. Despite his individual successes and point production in Edmonton, the team struggled to make a significant playoff run during his tenure there.
In 2016, in a move that surprised many, Hall was traded to the New Jersey Devils. It was with the Devils that he had his most successful individual season to date. In the 2017-2018 season, Hall recorded 93 points and was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player, leading the Devils to a playoff berth.
Hall’s journey in the NHL has continued with stints with the Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, and then the Boston Bruins. Across these teams, he has showcased his ability to adapt and contribute offensively.
Hall Key Stats
- Hart Trophy (Devils)
- All-Star (Devils)
- 50+ Assist Season (Oilers, Devils)
Marcus Johansson is a Swedish forward currently playing for the Minnesota Wild. He was selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Johansson signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Capitals in 2010 and made his NHL debut in the 2010-11 season. He played for the Capitals until 2017, when he was traded to the New Jersey Devils. In February 2019, he was traded to the Boston Bruins, with whom he reached the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals.
Johansson then signed a two-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres in July 2019. In September 2020, he was traded to the Minnesota Wild, and in August 2021, he signed a contract with the Seattle Kraken. Johansson returned to the Capitals in March 2022 before being traded back to the Wild in February 2023.