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 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 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 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)