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 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.
Alex Galchenyuk was selected 3rd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. During his NHL career, Galchenyuk has played for several teams, including the Canadiens, Coyotes, Penguins, Wild, Senators, and Maple Leafs.
To date, Galchenyuk has scored 146 goals, 208 assists, and 354 points. He’s known for his skilled play, puck-handling, and scoring ability but has struggled with consistency at times.
He has also represented the United States in international competitions, earning a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships.
Erik Gudbranson is a Canadian defenseman, known for his physical style of play and his defensive abilities. He was drafted third overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Draft.
During his early career with the Panthers, Gudbranson established himself as a tough, physical defenseman, often taking on a role that emphasized defensive responsibilities over offensive production.
Over the years, Gudbranson has been a bit of a journeyman, playing for several teams including the Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Tom Barrasso had a highly successful NHL career spanning 19 seasons. He was drafted 5th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1983 NHL Draft.
Barrasso’s NHL journey began with a sensational rookie season where he was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender and the Calder Trophy as the rookie of the year, an unprecedented achievement for an 18-year-old goaltender.
The majority of his career success came during his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he played from 1988 to 2000. He was instrumental in the Penguins’ back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1991 & 1992. His excellent goaltending during this period helped the Penguins establish themselves as a dominant force in the NHL.
Barrasso Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Winner (Penguins)
- 300+ Career Wins (Penguins, Sabres, Senators, Hurricanes, Maple Leafs, Blues)
- 30+ Win Season (Penguins)
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)
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.
Alexei Kovalev is a retired Russian player and current coach. He played over 1,300 games in the NHL over 18 seasons for teams including the Rangers, Penguins, Canadiens, Senators, and Panthers. Kovalev was drafted 15th overall by the Rangers in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the first Russian-born player to be drafted in the first round.
Kovalev was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1998 and had two of his best NHL seasons with them, scoring 76 and 95 points. In 2003, he was traded back to the Rangers and later to the Canadiens in 2004. He later signed with the Senators in 2009 and scored his 1,000th career point in 2010.
In the NHL, he totaled 1,316 games, scoring 430 goals and 599 assists. His awards include NHL All-Star selections in 2001, 2003, and 2009, winning the NHL All-Star Game MVP in 2009, and the Molson Cup in 2008. He won a Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994.
Kovalev Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Rangers)
- 1000+ Career Points (Rangers, Penguins, Canadiens, Senators, Panthers)
- 40+ Goal Season (Penguins)
- 50+ Assist Season (Penguins)