Hockey Players who Played for Senators and Islanders

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 Ottawa Senators and the New York Islanders.

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.

Mike Sillinger

Mike Sillinger is a player known for his journeyman career in the NHL. Over the course of his tenure in the league, Sillinger earned the unique distinction of playing for a record 12 different NHL teams, the most by any player in league history. This constant movement earned him the nickname of the “NHL’s most traded player.”

Sillinger started his NHL career after being drafted 11th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. While he showcased skill and versatility as a center, he frequently found himself on the move, transitioning between teams either through trades or free agency.

Despite the frequent relocations, Sillinger was consistently productive wherever he played. Over his 1,049 NHL games, he accumulated 548 points, proving his value as a reliable two-way forward.

Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara was selected in the third round, 56th overall, by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL Draft. Standing at 6’9″, Chara is the tallest player ever to play in the NHL. Over his career, he played for the Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals (and Islanders again).

Chara’s time with the Bruins is the most memorable, where he served as team captain and led them to a Stanley Cup victory in the 2010-2011 season. A defensive stalwart, Chara has been awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league’s best defenseman and has been named to multiple (7) All-Star teams.

His physical play, leadership, and commitment to both ends of the ice have made him one of the most respected players of his generation.

Chara Key Stats

  • All-Star (Senators, Bruins)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (Bruins)

Nate Thompson

Nate Thompson is an American former professional ice hockey forward with a diverse NHL career. Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the sixth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Thompson’s professional journey began with major junior hockey for the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds before moving to the Bruins’ AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins​​​​.

Thompson’s NHL debut came in the 2006–07 season with the Bruins, but he spent the majority of that season in the AHL. In 2008 he was claimed off waivers by the Islanders and, despite a series of injuries, he scored his first NHL goal. In the 2009–10 season, Thompson moved to the Lightning, where he achieved career-highs in goals, assists, and points.

After his time with the Lightning, Thompson spent the next 8 seasons bouncing around quite a few different teams including the Ducks, Senators, Kings, Canadiens, Flyers, Jets, and finally, the Flyers again.

Robin Lehner

Robin Lehner is a Swedish goaltender currently playing for the Vegas Golden Knights. He was selected 46th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. Before joining the NHL, Lehner played in the J20 SuperElit league in Sweden and then in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Lehner made his NHL debut with the Ottawa Senators in 2010 and became a permanent fixture in their lineup by the 2013-14 season. He struggled with consistency during his time in Ottawa, and in 2015, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres. Despite solid save percentages, Lehner’s overall performance was limited due to a lack of offensive support from the team.

Lehner signed with the New York Islanders in 2018 and had an outstanding season, winning the William M. Jennings Trophy and the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. He later moved to the Chicago Blackhawks for the 2019-2020 season before joining the Vegas Golden Knights​​.

Lehner Key Stats

  • Jennings Trophy (Islanders, Knights)

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