5 Hockey Players who Played for Sharks and Avalanche

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 San Jose Sharks and the Colorado Avalanche.

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.

Owen Nolan

Owen Nolan was selected first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He played with the Nordiques before the franchise relocated, becoming the Colorado Avalanche.

However, Nolan is perhaps best remembered for his tenure with the San Jose Sharks, where he served as team captain and became one of the franchise’s key players during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Nolan also suited up for the Maple Leafs, Coyotes, Flames, and the Wild. Throughout his career, he registered over 400 goals and 850 points. On the international stage, Nolan represented his native Canada, and he had the honor of winning a gold medal with Team Canada in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

Nolan Key Stats

  • 40+ Goal Season (Nordiques, Sharks)

Teemu Selanne

Teemu Selanne was selected 10th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Selanne’s illustrious NHL career spanned over two decades, during which he played for the Jets, Ducks, Sharks, Avalanche, and Finnish club Jokerit.

Known as “The Finnish Flash,” he was celebrated for his incredible speed, scoring ability, and sportsmanship. Over his NHL career, Selänne scored 684 goals, 773 assists, and 1,457 points. He holds numerous records, including the most goals by a rookie with 76 during the 1992-1993 season.

Selanne won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. His other individual accolades include the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year (1993) and the Bill Masterton Trophy for dedication to the game (2006). He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.

Selanne Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Ducks, Jets, Sharks, Avalanche)
  • All-Star (Jets, Ducks)
  • 1000+ Career Points (Ducks, Jets, Sharks, Avalanche)
  • 500+ Career Goals (Ducks, Jets, Sharks, Avalanche)
  • 100+ Point Season (Jets, Ducks)
  • 40+ Goal Season (Jets, Ducks)
  • 50+ Assist Season (Jets, Ducks)

Rob Blake

Rob Blake was drafted 70th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. During his time with the Kings, he made several appearances in the NHL All-Star Game and won the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman for the 1997-1998 season.

He had a few stints with the Kings and also played for the Colorado Avalanche, where he won the Stanley Cup in 2001. Blake also had two seasons with the San Jose Sharks before eventually retiring after the 2009-2010 season.

Apart from his NHL successes, Blake represented Canada in various international tournaments, including winning a gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. His impressive career was capped with an induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.

Blake Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Kings, Avalanche, Sharks)
  • All-Star (Kings, Avalanche)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (Avalanche)

Sandis Ozolins

Sandis Ozolins, born in Latvia, is a retired player and coach. Ozolins was drafted 30th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut in the 1992-93 season. He quickly became known for his scoring ability, leading the league in goals by a defenseman in his sophomore year.

In the 1995-96 season, Ozolins was traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he won the Stanley Cup. He set career highs with 68 points in the 1996-97 season and finished third in Norris Trophy voting.

Ozolins’s career included stints with the Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and New York Rangers. Ozolins was a seven-time NHL All-Star and the all-time leader for goals, assists, points, and games played by a Latvian in the NHL​​​​​​​​​​.

Ozolins Key Stats

  • Stanley Cup Champion (Avalanche)

Devan Dubnyk

Devan Dubnyk was drafted 14th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, marking the start of his NHL career. Over his NHL career, Dubnyk played for several teams, including the Oilers, Nashville Predators, Arizona Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, and Colorado Avalanche​​.

Dubnyk’s most notable achievements came during his time with the Minnesota Wild. He was traded to the Wild in 2015 and immediately became the team’s starter, setting a franchise record with 38 consecutive starts and helping the team clinch a playoff berth.

His performance in the 2014-15 season earned him a nomination for the Vezina Trophy and the Bill Masterton Trophy, the latter of which he won for his contributions to the team and career resurgence. Over his NHL career, Dubnyk played 542 games, recording 253 wins, 206 losses, a 2.61 goals-against average, and a .914 save percentage​​​​​​​​.

Dubnyk Key Stats

  • 30+ Win Seasons (Wild)

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