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 Rangers.
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.
Wade Redden is a Canadian player (and now a development coach) for the Ottawa Senators. His NHL career spanned from 1996 to 2013, playing mainly for the Senators and also for the New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, and Boston Bruins.
He represented Canada internationally, winning gold in both the World Junior Championships and the World Cup of Hockey, and was a two-time NHL All-Star. Redden was initially selected second overall by the New York Islanders in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft but was traded to the Ottawa Senators in a three-team deal.
He achieved personal bests with the Senators, including a 17-goal season in 2003-04, and played in the 2002 and 2004 NHL All-Star Games. Over his NHL career, Redden played 1,023 games, scoring 109 goals and contributing 348 assists for a total of 457 points.
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)
Vladislav Namestnikov is a Russian center currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets. He was drafted 27th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and has since played for several NHL teams, including the Lightning, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Dallas Stars, and now the Jets.
Namestnikov’s NHL career began with the Lightning in the 2014-15 season, where he scored his first NHL goal against the Montreal Canadiens. He recorded his first NHL hat-trick in 2016 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Throughout his career, he has been traded several times, including to the Rangers in 2018, the Senators in 2019, the Avalanche in 2020, and the Stars in 2022. He returned to the Lightning in 2022 before being traded to the Jets in 2023. His NHL career statistics include 630 games played, with 115 goals, 146 assists, and a total of 261 points.
Nick Holden is a Canadian former defenseman who played 12 seasons in the NHL. He played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Vegas Golden Knights, and Ottawa Senators. He ended his major junior hockey career by signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Holden left the Blue Jackets in 2013 to sign with the Colorado Avalanche. After impressing at training camp, he made the Avalanche’s opening night roster for the 2013–14 season. During this season, Holden scored his first NHL goal and established himself as a key player in the Avalanche’s defense.
In 2018, Holden signed with the Vegas Golden Knights, marking his fifth NHL club. He spent most of the 2020–21 season on the Golden Knights’ “Taxi Squad.” On July 28, 2021, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators, where he played his final two seasons.
Justin Falk is a Canadian former defenseman. He was selected 110th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He began his NHL career with the Wild, debuting in the 2009-10 season, and later played for the New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Buffalo Sabres.
Falk’s professional career included several team transitions. After his time with the Wild, he was traded to the New York Rangers in 2013 and then returned to the Wild as a free agent in 2014. However, he struggled to secure a regular role and was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2015.
Falk later signed with the Buffalo Sabres in 2016, where he played in 46 games in the 2017-18 season, recording a goal and an assist. Falk’s career statistics in the NHL include 3 goals and 30 assists in 279 regular season games, and he appeared in 4 playoff games.