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 San Jose Sharks and the Calgary Flames.
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 Vernon was a Canadian goaltender, known for his key performances in pivotal playoff games. He was selected 56th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1981 NHL Draft. As the Flames’ mainstay in net, Vernon was instrumental in leading the team to its first Stanley Cup in 1989.
After a significant period with the Flames, Vernon also played for the Detroit Red Wings, where he won another Stanley Cup in 1997 and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. Later in his career, he had stints with the San Jose Sharks and Florida Panthers before returning to Calgary to end his NHL journey.
Vernon’s two Stanley Cup wins and consistent performances across different teams solidify his reputation as one of the premier goaltenders of his era.
Vernon Key Stats
- 300+ Career Wins (Flames, Red Wings, Sharks, Panthers)
- Stanley Cup Winner (Flames, Red Wings)
- 30+ Win Season (Flames, Sharks)
Brian Boucher was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He began his NHL career with the Flyers, where he quickly made a mark during his rookie season by helping the team reach the Eastern Conference Finals in 2000.
Over his career, Boucher played for multiple teams, including the Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks, and Carolina Hurricanes.
One of the standout moments of Boucher’s career was setting an NHL record for the longest shutout streak by a goaltender during the 2003-2004 season while playing for the Phoenix Coyotes. He went 332 minutes and 1 second without allowing a goal, a testament to his skill and focus.
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)
Dalton Prout is a Canadian former defenseman, primarily known for his time with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Selected 154th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Blue Jackets, Prout made his NHL debut on March 30, 2012, against the Florida Panthers.
During the 2016-17 season, his time with the Blue Jackets concluded, and he was traded to the New Jersey Devils. Prout played for the Devils before being traded to the Calgary Flames and then signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks.
Unfortunately, his career was impacted by injuries, including concussions. Over his NHL career, Prout played in 264 games, scoring 7 goals and 31 assists for a total of 38 points.